Effects of cell phone radiation on estrogen and progesterone levels and ovarian changes in rats treated with garlic (Allium sativum L.) hydro-alcoholic extract

Document Type : Original article


Department of Physiology, Islamic Azad University, Kazeroon Branch, Kazeroon, Iran;


Background & Aim: Electromagnetic waves can damage sex organs and cause hormonal disorders, whereas garlic is known as reducing risk factors for various diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the probable effects of mobile phone radiation and consumption of garlic on estrogen and progesterone levels and ovarian changes. Experimental: Five groups of rats (n = 8) were used which groups included control, sham (exposed to 900 MHz wavelength), receiving garlic extract, and receiving both extract and microwaves. After a month, rats were weighed and serum levels of estrogen and progesterone were measured. Ovaries were also removed, weighed and their probable histological changes were studied. Results & Discussion: The mean body weights in different groups showed no significant changes, whereas a significant increase was seen in serum level of progesterone in experimental groups-II and III. Also, there were no observable histological changes in the ovaries of different groups. Recommended applications/industries: Although microwaves can cause weight lost in mails and presence of allicin and vitamins A and B in garlic can compensate some of this weight lost, this isn’t the case in females. In addition, both microwaves and garlic extract have less effect on female reproductive system, reflected only in the serum progesterone concentration. 


Article Title [فارسی]

اثر امواج موبایل بر میزان هورمون‌های استروژن، پروژسترون و بررسی تغییرات بافتی تخمدان در موش صحرایی تحت درمان با عصاره هیدروالکلی سیر (Allium sativum L)

Author [فارسی]

  • بهناز حاجیون
گروه فیزیولوژی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد کازرون، کازرون، ایران؛
Abstract [فارسی]

مقدمه و هدف: امواج با صدمه به اندام‌های جنسی منجر به اختلال در میزان هورمون‌ها می‌شود. سیر به‌منظور کاهش عوامل خطرساز در ارتباط با بیماری‌های مختلف مورد استفاده می‌باشد. هدف از این پژوهش، بررسی اثر امواج تلفن همراه و مصرف سیر بر هورمون‌های استروژن، پروژسترون و بررسی بافت تخمدان می‌باشد. روش تحقیق: 5 گروه موش صحرایی (8=n) استفاده شد: کنترل، شاهد (در معرض امواج با طول موج 900مگاهرتز)، گروه دریافت کننده عصاره و گروه های دریافت کننده عصاره و امواج. پس از 30 روز نمونه‌ها وزن شدند و غلظت هورمون‌های استروژن، پروژسترون اندازه‌گیری شد و تغییرات بافتی تخمدان بررسی گردید. نتایج و بحث: میانگین وزن در گروه های مختلف تفاوت معنی داری نشان نداد. اما پروژسترون در گروه II و III نسبت به کنترل افزایش نشان داد.  بررسی بافت تخمدان در گروه های مختلف تغییرات چندانی را نشان نداد. توصیه کاربردی/ صنعتی: اگر چه امواج ماکروویو می­تواند باعث کاهش وزن در نرها شود اما حضور آلیسین و ویتامین های A و B در سیر می تواند برخی از این وزن از دست رفته را جبران کند، که در مورد ماده ها چنین نیست. علاوه بر این، هر دو مایکروویو و عصاره سیر اثر کمتری بر روی سیستم تولید مثل ماده دارند، که تنها در غلظت پروژسترون سرم منعکس شده است.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • امواج الکترومغناطیس استروژن سیر تخمدان پروژسترون
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