Influence of Electromagnetic Fields on Bone Fracture in Rats: Role of CAPE
- Mobile phone /
- Biomechanical study /
- Caffeic acid phenethyl ester
Abstract: Objective To study the effects of radiation emitted by mobile phones on bone strength and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on the changes induced by radiation. Methods Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups. Rats in the control group (first group) were left within the experimental setup for 30 min/day for 28 days without radiation exposure. Nine hundred MHz radiation group was broke down into 2 subgroups (group 1/2). Both subgroups were exposed to radiation for 28 days (30 min/day). The next group was also divided into 2 subgroups (group 3/4). Each was exposed to 1800 MHz of radiation for 28 days (30 min/day). The third and fifth groups were also treated with CAPE for 28 days. Treatment groups received ip caffeic acid phenethyl ester (10 μmol/kg per day) before radiation session. Bone fracture was analyzed. Results Breaking force, bending strength, and total fracture energy decreased in the irradiated groups but increased in the treatment groups. Conclusion Radiation and CAPE can significantly improve bone.
|Citation:||EKREM CICEK, OSMAN GOKALP, REMZI VAROL, GOKHAN CESUR. Influence of Electromagnetic Fields on Bone Fracture in Rats: Role of CAPE[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2009, 22(2): 157-160.|