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Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats

KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI.

Abstract
Aim: To investigate the effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on food consumption, body, and brain weight of male rats.
Methods: This study was conducted in 2019. Rats were randomly divided into five groups: Control group, 2%, 6%, 12%, and 25% chehelghoza-treated groups, which consumed chehelghoza in their diet for 28 days. During this period, the daily food consumption was monitored and the body weight of each rat was assessed once a week. After treatment, their brain weight was also measured.
Results: This study showed that the food consumption and body weight decreased in all chehelghoza-treated groups, especially in 2% and 6% groups during weeks 1 to 4 of the treatment period (P<0.0001) and at the end of weeks 3 and 4 in the 12% and 25% groups (P<0.01). However, an increase in the brain weight was only recorded in the 12% and 25% chehelghoza-treated group when compared with the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Chehelghoza pine nut consumption in high doses was effective on brain weight and in low doses was effective on body weight and food consumption parameters. Thus, consumption of chehelghoza may be considered as an effective dietary ingredient to prevent obesity with a beneficial effect on the brain.

Key words: Afghanistan; body weight; brain weight; food consumption; Pinus gerardiana


 
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KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. J Complement Med Res. 2021; 12(1): 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02


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KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. http://www.jocmr.com/?mno=68443 [Access: March 28, 2021]. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02


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KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. J Complement Med Res. 2021; 12(1): 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02



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KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. J Complement Med Res. (2021), [cited March 28, 2021]; 12(1): 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02



Harvard Style

KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI (2021) Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. J Complement Med Res, 12 (1), 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02



Turabian Style

KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. 2021. Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 12 (1), 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02



Chicago Style

KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. "Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 12 (2021), 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI. "Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 12.1 (2021), 5-8. Print. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

KAWSAR ALAMI,SAYED YOUSOF MOUSAVI (2021) Effect of Afghan chehelghoza (Pinus gerardiana L.) on Food Consumption, Body, and Brain Weight of Male Rats. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 12 (1), 5-8. doi: 10.5455/jcmr.2021.12.01.02