Studies on the effects of turpentine oil on the serum concentration of lipids and lipoproteins of male rabbits

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M saeb 1 , * , Saeid Nazifi 1 , M Yavari 1

1 Biochemistry Dept, Faculty of Vertinary, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

How to Cite: saeb M, Nazifi S, Yavari M. Studies on the effects of turpentine oil on the serum concentration of lipids and lipoproteins of male rabbits, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2005 ; 7(1):e94977.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 7 (1); e94977
Published Online: February 28, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 28, 2004
Accepted: February 08, 2005
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Abstract

Background: The effects of turpentine oil on the concentration of lipids and lipoproteins of rabbit
(as an animal model for human studies) were investigated.
Methods and Materials: Thirty Five healthy male rabbits were chosen and then randomly
allocated into 13 groups. Different percents of turpentine oil and other oil compounds like
vegetable oil, cholesterol and animal oil were given to each group (5 rabbits) separately or in
combination. Blood serum lipid and lipoprotein levels were analyzed using routine laboratory
methods.
Results: Treatment with 10% and 20% turpentine oil had a significant decreasing effect on
triglyceride, cholesterol, total lipid, VLDL- cholesterol and LDL- cholesterol (P<0.05) and a
significant increasing effect on HDL- cholesterol (P<0.05). On occasions which rabbits were fed a
combination of different oils such as turpentine oil, animal oil and vegetable oil or cholesterol,
varying results were obtained which showed significant differences with the control group in some
instances and in some other occasions had no significant difference (P>0.05).
Conclusions: Treatment with turpentine oil has a significant decreasing effect on the levels of
serum lipids and lipoproteins (VLDL-cholesterol and LDL- cholesterol).

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