Effect of tea decoction given to rats ad libitum for a relatively long time on body weight gains and iron, copper, zinc, magnesium concentrations in blood, liver, duodenum and spleen.

@article{Hamdaoui1997EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tea decoction given to rats ad libitum for a relatively long time on body weight gains and iron, copper, zinc, magnesium concentrations in blood, liver, duodenum and spleen.},
  author={Mohamed H{\'e}di Hamdaoui and Abderrazek H{\'e}dhili and Ta{\"i}eb Doghri and B Tritar},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={196-202}
}
The aim of our study was to examine the influence of tea decoction given ad libitum for 15 days on body weight gains and on nonheme iron, copper, zinc and magnesium concentrations in the blood from a semisynthetic diet provided to healthy rats. We have also evaluated the reserves of these essential minerals in the liver, duodenum and spleen. Our findings indicate that the tea decoction significantly reduced the total body weight growth in the tea group as compared to the control group (p < 0… CONTINUE READING