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Effect of Crude Methanol Extract of Heliotropium indicum on Certain Biochemical Parameters in Rats with Monosodium Glutamate-Induced Fibroids

  title={Effect of Crude Methanol Extract of Heliotropium indicum on Certain Biochemical Parameters in Rats with Monosodium Glutamate-Induced Fibroids},
  author={Yemisi Dorcas Adeoye and Omolola V. Awoyemi and Tunbosun Ademola Oladipo and Olufunso Olabode Olorunsogo},
  journal={Journal of Natural Sciences Research},
Background: Uterine fibroids or uterine leiomyoma are the commonest non-cancerous tumor affecting mostly women of age between 30-45 years. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries cause the regeneration of the uterine lining which may stimulate the growth of fibroids. It has been established that monosodium glutamate (MSG) (a commonly used food seasoning) induces fibroids by increasing the levels of cholesterol, estradiol and total protein. Heliotropium indicum has… 

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