Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 185--190

Does omega-3 have a protective effect on the rat adrenal gland exposed to 900 MHz electromagnetic fields?


Adem Kocaman1, Mehmet Gül2, Kıymet Kübra Yurt1, Gamze Altun1, Emrah Zayman2, Elfide Gizem Kıvrak1 
1 Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
2 Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Adem Kocaman
Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun
Turkey

The aim of this study was to investigate the harmful effects of exposure to 900-megahertz (MHz) electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the protective effects of omega-3 (Omg-3) against EMF in the rat adrenal gland. Eighteen Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned into three groups, control (Cont), EMF, and EMF + Omg-3. The EMF and EMF + Omg-3 groups both consisted of six rats exposed to an EMF of 900 MHz for 60 min/day for 15 days. No procedure was applied to the six rats in the Cont group. At the end of the experiment, all rats were sacrificed, and the mean volumes of the cortex and medulla of the adrenal gland were estimated using a stereological counting technique. The stereological results showed that the mean volume of the adrenal gland increased significantly in the EMF-exposed groups compared to the Cont group. Additionally, the mean volume of the adrenal gland was significantly lower in the EMF + Omg-3 group compared to the EMF group. We suggest that Omg-3 therapy aimed at suppressing the effects of EMF may prove a safe alternative for animals, whether or not they are exposed to EMF.


How to cite this article:
Kocaman A, Gül M, Yurt KK, Altun G, Zayman E, Kıvrak EG. Does omega-3 have a protective effect on the rat adrenal gland exposed to 900 MHz electromagnetic fields?.J Microsc Ultrastruct 2017;5:185-190


How to cite this URL:
Kocaman A, Gül M, Yurt KK, Altun G, Zayman E, Kıvrak EG. Does omega-3 have a protective effect on the rat adrenal gland exposed to 900 MHz electromagnetic fields?. J Microsc Ultrastruct [serial online] 2017 [cited 2023 Feb 8 ];5:185-190
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