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Serum Protein Levels and Hematological Values in Rats Fed a Diet Containing Black Cumin Seed

Serum Protein Levels and Hematological Values in Rats Fed a Diet Containing Black Cumin Seed

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Title: Serum Protein Levels and Hematological Values in Rats Fed a Diet Containing Black Cumin Seed
Author: Elbagir, Nabiela M.; Alhaidary, Ahmed A.; Mohamed, Hasabelrasoul; etal
Abstract: In this study with rats, the influence of a dietary black cumin seed on both serum proteins and blood cell counts was determined. Rats were fed a diet either without or with 15% black cumin seed for 9 weeks. At the end of the experiment, body weights were similar for the two groups of rats. The diet containing black cumin seed slightly but significantly, lowered the concentration of plasma total proteinsbut did not affect the concentrations of albumin, globulins and hemoglobin. The numbers of white and red blood cells were not affected by black cumin seed in the diet and so was the the composition of white blood cells in terms of neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. After comparing the results of this study with those of studies found in the literature data, it is concluded that black cumin seed has clear effects on serum proteins and blood cells only in rats that are exposed to toxic agents.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/21841


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