Effect of Hexagonal Water on Serum Glucose Level and Lipid Profile in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

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Background: Diabetes is one of the most prevalent abnormalities in all over the world. Nowadays, there are lots of attempts to reduce its disturbances and defects by changing life style to access some moderate effect with minimum side effects. Objectives: This study aimed to examine the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effect of hexagonal water in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: This experimental study was performed on 24 male rats, which became diabetic with intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ), then were divided into two groups, control diabetic rats and hexagonal-treated diabetic rats (test group). Hexagonal water was administered to the test group and control group received normal water. Results: After 4 weeks, results showed a significant decrease in serum glucose and triglyceride levels and more water intake in the hexagonal group, suggesting that consumption of the hexagonal water can make a better hydration and metabolic condition in diabetic rats. Conclusions: Hexagonal water has no significant effect(s) on total cholesterol, HDL, and LDL; however, more experiments are needed to clarify all aspects of hexagonal water consumption on diabetes.