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Research Article

Ameliorative Potential of Tamarindus indica on High Fat Diet Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Rats

Table 2

Effect of ETS treatment for six weeks on terminal serum and hepatic parameters in HFD-fed rat model of NAFLD.

ParametersI
ND control
II
NAFLD control
III
HFD + ETS at 45 mg/kg
IV
HFD + ETS at 90 mg/kg
V
HFD + ETS at 180 mg/kg

Liver index
MDA (nmol/g liver tissue)
Serum ALT (IU/L)
Serum free fatty acids (mEq/L)
Serum Insulin (µIU/mL)
Serum glucose (mmol/L)
HOMA

Values are expressed as Mean ± SEM; ; , NAFLD control versus ND control; , treated groups versus NAFLD control.
Liver index = (absolute liver weight/Body weight) * 100.
ETS: extract of Tamarindus indica seed coat; NAFLD: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; ND: normal diet; HFD: high fat diet; MDA: malondialdehyde; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; HOMA: homeostatic model assessment.