Effect of Pomegranate Juice on Bone Calcium Content and Body Weight of

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Fatemeh Parvin 1 , * , Malihezaman Monsef 2 , Tahereh Talaei-Khozan 3

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1 Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

3 Department of Anatomy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences , Shiraz, Iran

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (3); 64-66
Published Online: January 05, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: April 11, 2012
Accepted: August 21, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Pomegranate juice has several antioxidant components such as flavenoids and mineral materials such as sodium and potassium. In this study the effects of pomegranate juice on bone calcium content and body weight of adult mice were survived.

Materials and Methods: In this applied study two doses (3.3 and 6.6 ml/kg) of pomegranate juice (PJ) were gavaged to female mice for 30 days. Animals were weighed at days of 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30. Bone calcium contents were measured by flame photometer.

Results: Bone calcium content of PJE treated mice increased but it was not significant statistically. Pomegranate juice did not affect body weight.

Conclusion: Pomegranate juice extracts even its high dose did not show any side effect on body weight and tissues of adult female mice.

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Bone Calcium Body Weight Mouse Pomegranate

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