:: Volume 19, Issue 5 (8-2014) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2014, 19(5): 390-400 Back to browse issues page
Effects of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Hydro Alcoholic Extract on Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone Levels in Rats Exposed to Cell Phone Radiation
B Hajiuon1, H Elahizadeh
1- , : behnazhajiuon@gmail.com
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Background & aim: waves cause hormonal disorders, whereas garlic is known as reducing risk factors associated with various diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of garlic against a hormonal disorder caused by the waves. Methods: In the present experimental study, sixty rats were divided into 5male and 5female groups: control, sham (under exposed), experimental1 (garlic extract), and experimental2 and3 (both extract and microwaves). After a month, the rats were weighed, their blood samples were collected and concentration of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone were measured. Results were analyzed by SPSS, ANOVA and Tukey tests. Results: In males, the mean weight were reduced in the control group than in the sham group, but increased in the experimental group than the control group 3. Testosterone concentrations of experimental groups 2 and 3 were decreased but in all groups showed a decline in estrogen. Progesterone also increased in all groups. Conclusion: Weight loss due to radiation observed in males were compensated with compounds such as thiamine, vitamin A contained in garlic allicin. Microwaves and garlic extract have effects on testes which reflected in the number of Leydig cells and serum testosterone and estrogen concentration. Progesterone increased as a result of waves on the hypothalamus and the stimulatory effect of garlic on the secretion of ovarian hormones. Thus, Garlic cannot overcome all detrimental effects of waves.
Keywords: Electromagnetic wave, Estrogen, Garlic, Progesterone, Testosterone
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/11 | Accepted: 2015/04/11 | Published: 2015/04/11

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