Growth performance, fasting plasma glucose and lipid profile of sprague-dawley rats fed different levels of omani halwa

Amanat Ali, Khalid M. Al-Zuhaibi, Mostafa I. Waly, D. Sankar, Eugene H. Johnson

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Omani halwa is a traditional sweet delicacy. The present study evaluated the effects of feeding different levels of Omani halwa on the growth performance, fasting plasma glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and plasma lipid profile of Sprague-Dawley rats. Forty two, 4 weeks old male SD-rats were randomly divided into 7 groups containing 6 rats in each. Six experimental diets, (in which the normal rat chow was replaced with either white or black Omani halwa at 10, 15 and 20% level), were prepared and fed for 10 weeks. The group fed on rat chow acted as control. No significant (p0.05). The plasma creatinine levels differed significantly (p0.05) in rats fed various experimental diets. Feeding Omani halwa at 15% level in diets did not affect (p>0.05) the growth, fasting plasma glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and lipid profile of rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-510
Number of pages8
JournalPakistan Journal of Nutrition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Blood glucose
  • Feeding rats
  • HbA1c
  • Lipid profile
  • Omani halwa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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