Volume 22, Issue 2 (July 2015)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci 2015, 22(2): 169-175 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Clinical Biochemistry,Birjand University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Birjand, Iran
2- member of the Student Research Committee, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
3- Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Genomic Research Center, Birjand, Iran
4- Molecular Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Genomic Research Center, Birjand, Iran , naseri_m2003@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Kombucha tea is made through fermentation of sweet tea by Kombucha fungus. It has beneficial therapeutic effects in the treatment of many diseases. The present study aimed at examining the effect of Kombucha tea extract on blood sugar and blood lipid profiles in diabetes. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight Wistar rats weighing about 250g were divided into 4 equal groups and then injected intraperitoneally (IP) with alloxan to induce diabetes. The administered concentrations were 20 and 80 mg/kg of Kombucha tea and 20 mg/kg of black ordinary tea for one month. The rats’ blood sugar and weight were tested before and after the intervention period but blood lipid parameters per either administration were also assessed at the end of the period. Results: Mean blood sugar in the diabetic rats receiving Kombucha tea was reduced. Maximum reduction in blood sugar was observed in the group receiving Kombucha tea with concentration of 80 mg/kg. However, black tea significantly reduced blood sugar. Conclusion: Kombucha tea consumption for a month only reduced blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. But increased the weight and not have favorable effects on lipid profile.

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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Traditional medicine and Complementary Medicine
Received: 2015/01/23 | Accepted: 2015/08/23 | ePublished: 2015/08/23

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