Lexaria's DehydraTECH-CBD Diabetes Study Demonstrates Weight Loss, Improved Triglyceride And Cholesterol Levels

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  • Four days after the start of dosing with DehydraTECH-CBD, the obese rats began to lose weight.
  • Lower dose DehydraTECH-CBD treated rats approached the activity levels of the lean rats.

Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s LEXX LEXXW diabetes animal model study DIAB-A22-1 has been completed and produced at least three positive outcomes including weight loss in obese diabetic-conditioned animals, together with improved triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Reduced Body Weight

Beginning just four days after the start of dosing with DehydraTECH-CBD, the obese rats began to lose weight. The weight loss was maximized nine days after dosing and maintained throughout the 8-week study duration. This apparent trend demonstrated roughly a 7% loss of body weight throughout the course of treatment at both DehydraTECH-CBD doses studied (30 mg/Kg and 100 mg/Kg). Only the DehydraTECH-CBD-dosed animals weighed less at the end of the study than at the beginning, whereas the weight of the untreated obese animals trended upwards throughout the study. The lean untreated animals gained the most weight of all to actually become obese by the end of the study. Food and water intake was comparable in both the treated and untreated obese animal groups suggesting that the weight loss was more so related to enhanced metabolic function.

Activity Leveles

The lower dose of DehydraTECH-CBD resulted in a statistically significant improvement in locomotor activity compared to the untreated obese control rats, whereas there was no significant difference accordingly evidenced at the higher dose. As expected, activity levels for all obese rats were significantly lower than the lean control rats, although only the lower dose DehydraTECH-CBD treated rats approached the activity levels of the lean rats.

Triglyceride And Cholesterol Levels

Higher triglyceride levels in the blood can be an indication of the onset of diabetes. In study DIAB-A22-1, the animals dosed with DehydraTECH-CBD showed statistically significant reductions in triglyceride levels from day 35 onwards compared to the obese animals not dosed with DehydraTECH-CBD. Once again, the lower dose of 30 mg/Kg of DehydraTECH-CBD outperformed the higher dose of 100mg/kg. By the end of the study the triglyceride levels in the animals receiving 30 mg/Kg of DehydraTECH-CBD was over 25% lower than that of the untreated obese animals.

Cholesterol levels in the animals receiving DehydraTECH-CBD were also higher. There are two types of cholesterol - HDL and LDL - where HDL cholesterol is generally considered "good" and is desired and LDL cholesterol is generally considered "bad", although some studies are beginning to question whether this is true. Again, the lower dose of 30 mg/Kg appeared to outperform the higher 100 mg/Kg dose of DehydraTECH-CBD, with a trend toward increased HDL good cholesterol but with no significant effect upon LDL bad cholesterol levels compared to the untreated obese animals. The 100 mg/Kg dosed animals demonstrated increases in both desired HDL and the undesired LDL levels, with significance relative to the untreated obese animals in the latter instance. The findings with the lower dose therefore appeared to support improved physiological function relative to the diabetic state.

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