Evaluation of Weight Reducing Effect of Evening Primrose Oil – Pages 15-19

Evaluation of Weight Reducing Effect of Evening Primrose Oil – Pages 15-19
Azra Riaz1, Rafeeq Alam Khan2, Afaq Ahmed Siddiqi3and Talat Mirza4
1,2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan; 3Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan; 4Department of Pathology, Dow (… )International Medical college, Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi, Pakistan
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5951.2011.01.01.04

Abstract: Weight reducing effect of Evening primrose oil in healthy rabbits was assessed following administration of EPO for 60 days in the doses of 90, 180 and 360 ul/Kg. Reduction in weight might be due to significant decrease in cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-C, blood ( )glucose and increase in HDL-C.

Keywords: Evening primrose oil, gamma-linolenic acid, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose.