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Abstract Title:

Does omega-3 have a protective effect on the rat adrenal gland exposed to 900 MHz electromagnetic fields?

Abstract Source:

J Microsc Ultrastruct. 2017 Oct-Dec;5(4):185-190. Epub 2017 Sep 21. PMID: 30023253

Abstract Author(s):

Adem Kocaman, Mehmet Gül, Kıymet Kübra Yurt, Gamze Altun, Emrah Zayman, Elfide Gizem Kıvrak

Article Affiliation:

Adem Kocaman

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to investigate the harmful effects of exposure to 900-megahertz (MHz) electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the protective effects of omega-3 (Omg-3) against EMF in the rat adrenal gland. Eighteenrats were randomly assigned into three groups, control (Cont), EMF, and EMF + Omg-3. The EMF and EMF + Omg-3 groups both consisted of six rats exposed to an EMF of 900 MHz for 60 min/day for 15 days. No procedure was applied to the six rats in the Cont group. At the end of the experiment, all rats were sacrificed, and the mean volumes of the cortex and medulla of the adrenal gland were estimated using a stereological counting technique. The stereological results showed that the mean volume of the adrenal gland increased significantly in the EMF-exposed groups compared to the Cont group. Additionally, the mean volume of the adrenal gland was significantly lower in the EMF + Omg-3 group compared to the EMF group. We suggest that Omg-3 therapy aimed at suppressing the effects of EMF may prove a safe alternative for animals, whether or not they are exposed to EMF.

Study Type : Animal Study

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