The Effect of Pre

The Effect of Pre-Germinated Brown Rice Intake on Blood Glucose and PAI-1 Levels in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2004 Feb;68(2):444-7.
Hagiwara H, Seki T, Ariga T.
Laboratory of Nutrition and Physiology, Department of Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University Graduate School of Bioresource Sciences, Kanagawa, Japan.

Effects of pre-germinated brown rice (PGBR) on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were studied. The feeding of a PGBR diet to diabetic rats ameliorated the elevation of blood glucose and PAI-1 concentrations significantly, and tended to decrease the plasma lipid peroxide concentrations in comparison with rats fed a white rice diet. These results suggest that intake of Pre-Germinated Brown Rice instead of white rice is effective for the prevention of diabetic vascular complications.