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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 86-92
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2009.86.92
Effects of Green Tea on Mineral Levels of Liver and Testis of Guinea Pigs Electromagnetic Field Emitted by Mobil Phones
D. Kilicalp, S. Dede, Y. Deger and L. Aslan

Abstract:
It was reported that the effects of green tea on the mineral levels of testis and liver of Guinea pigs exposed to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field. Four experimental groups labeled as controls (Group A), irradiated (Group B), irradiated receiving green tea extract (Group C) and green tea only (Group D) were formed with seven randomly chosen animals of both sexes in each group. After exposure for one month, the animals were sacrificed by decapitation and testis and liver samples were collected for biochemical analysis. In female Guinea pigs irradiation with and without green tea as well as green tea alone caused significant changes of the iron levels in liver, but no significant changes of manganese, copper, zinc and the copper/zinc ratio. In males, irradiation caused significant increases of manganese and a decrease of the iron levels in liver and of manganese, copper, zinc in testis. Combined with green tea, electromagnetic radiation resulted in changes of manganese, iron, copper and copper/zinc ratio in liver and of manganese only in testis. Green tea alone changed the levels of hepatic iron, zinc and copper/zinc ratio and of testicular concentrations of iron and zinc. The highest levels of copper were found in the liver tissue of the irradiated animals that were also treated with green tea. From present findings we can state that testis tissue is more sensitive to electromagnetic radiation than liver tissue, showing greater changes in trace mineral metabolism. Green tea brings the trace element levels to near normal values; supporting the idea that green tea as a supplement has a protective effect against the damaging effects of electromagnetic radiation.
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How to cite this article:

D. Kilicalp, S. Dede, Y. Deger and L. Aslan, 2009. Effects of Green Tea on Mineral Levels of Liver and Testis of Guinea Pigs Electromagnetic Field Emitted by Mobil Phones. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4: 86-92.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2009.86.92

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2009.86.92

 
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