Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5(3), 147-151; doi:10.3390/ijerph5030147
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Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) on Heavy Metal (Nickel II and ChromiumVI) Induced Alteration of Serum Lipid Profile in Male Albino Rats

1 Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Physiology, Al Ameen Medical College, Bijapur 586108 Karnataka, India 2 Department of Engineering Chemistry, B.L.D.E.A’s. Dr. P. G. Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur, India
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Received: 12 February 2008; Accepted: 15 August 2007 / Published: 30 September 2008
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Abstract: We have studied the effect of simultaneous oral treatment of aqueous garlic extract (Allium sativum) on heavy metal (nickel II and chromium VI) induced changes in serum lipid profile. Nickel sulfate and potassium dichromate treated rats showed a significant increase in serum low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), very low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VLDL-C) and triglyceride (TG) level as well as decrease in serum high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) level. Simultaneous garlic administration with nickel sulfate showed improvement in serum LDL-C, HDL-C, VLDL-C and TG level. But in case of potassium dichromate, garlic administration did not show satisfactory improvement in lipid profile except VLDL-C and TG level. The results indicate that garlic (Allium sativum) has some beneficial effect in preventing heavy metal (nickel and chromium VI) induced alteration of lipid profile.
Keywords: Garlic (Allium sativum); nickel sulfate; potassium dichromate; serum lipid profile

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Gupta, A.D.; Das, S.N.; Dhundasi, S.A.; Das, K.K. Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) on Heavy Metal (Nickel II and ChromiumVI) Induced Alteration of Serum Lipid Profile in Male Albino Rats. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5, 147-151.

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Gupta AD, Das SN, Dhundasi SA, Das KK. Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) on Heavy Metal (Nickel II and ChromiumVI) Induced Alteration of Serum Lipid Profile in Male Albino Rats. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2008; 5(3):147-151.

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Gupta, Amrita D.; Das, Swastika N.; Dhundasi, Salim A.; Das, Kusal K. 2008. "Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum) on Heavy Metal (Nickel II and ChromiumVI) Induced Alteration of Serum Lipid Profile in Male Albino Rats." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 5, no. 3: 147-151.

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