Bashir Ahmad, Uzma Saleem, Farman Matloob Khan, Alia Erum, Maqsood Alam, Saeed Mahmood
This study was designed to evaluate the antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic effects of high dose aspirin in rabbits. Healthy rabbits were made diabetic by injecting 150mg/kg body weight of Alloxan, in normal saline solution. intravenously in the marginal ear vein for seven days. The rabbits with serum glucose levels greater than 200mg/dl were considered as diabetic and used in this study. High dose aspirin (120mg/kg) p.o. showed maximum decrease in serum triglyceride level (42.07%), serum total cholesterol level (19.36%), and serum LDL level (6.18%). Glibenclamide showed decrease in fasting blood glucose level 56.31% as compared to high dose aspirin (23.91%). In the light of these results, it is suggested that such study should be carried out in human beings to make use of agents having S inhibitory activity of kappa Kinase Beta (IKKß) pathway, which will provide a novel approach for treatment of diabetes- associated hyperlipidaemia.