Comparison of the effects of coconut oil and soyabean oil on TSH level and weight gain in rabbits

Gupta, V; Walia, L; Gupta, S and Bajwa, N (2009) Comparison of the effects of coconut oil and soyabean oil on TSH level and weight gain in rabbits. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

The present study was conducted on 12 albino rabbits of either sex and weighing between 1-1.5kg to see the influence of coconut oil and soyabean oil on serum TSH levels and weight gain for a period of 12 weeks.  The rabbits were divided into 2 groups of six each.  Rabbits in group 1 were fed on coconut oil and in group 2 were fed on soyabean oil in addition to their standard diet.  At the end of 12 weeks we found that rabbits fed on soyabean oil had significant increase in TSH levels (p= 0.003) and gained more weight (p=0.000) when compared to rabbits fed on coconut oil.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Coconut oil, Soyabean oil, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Weight Gain, Rabbits
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Peptides > Peptide Hormones
Endocrine System > Endocrine Glands
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Physical Examination > Body Constitution > Body Weights and Measures > Body Size > Body Weight
Complex Mixtures > Plant Preparations > Plant Oils
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Proteins > Membrane Proteins
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Body Weight Changes
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists > Hormones > Peptide Hormones
Lipids > Oils > Plant Oils
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals
ID Code:3278
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:22 June 2009

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