Role of Kombucha tea in the Control of EMF 950MHz Induced Injury in Rat Heart and Lung Organs
Ola Ali Gharib
Objective: Cell phone usage has increased significantly nowadays. The present study has highlighted the negative effect of cell phone exposure in rats and the possible protective role of Kombucha tea to overcome these effects. Methods: The control group received a black tea only, while KT group received KT (0.1ml/100g BW/day) orally, the EMF group exposed to EMF (950MHz) 1 hr daily for 50 days, the KT- EMF group were pre- treated with KT for one week and then simultaneously challenged with EMF exposure for additional 50 days. Cardiopulmonary tissue oxidant/antioxidant status was determined. Results: EMF exposure caused a marked rise in cardiopulmonary lipid peroxidation (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) besides serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and aspartate amino transferase (AST) levels whereas tissues glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), as well as serum total antioxidant capacity, were decreased. KT administration successfully attenuated these adverse effects of EMF. Conclusions: Our study demonstrated that KT could proffer a measure of protection against EMF exposure induced oxidative damage by possibly reducing lipid peroxidation and increasing the antioxidant defense mechanism in rats.
Keywords: antioxidant, black tea, emf, ph, rats
Citation: Asian J Pharm Biol Res Apr-Jun, 1(3).
Study Mailing Address:
Drug Radiation Research Department, National Centre for Radiation Research and Technology, Cairo, Egypt
Date Updated: February 23, 2021