Comparative effect of cane syrup and natural honey on abdominal viscera of growing male and female rats

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dc.contributor.author Ajibola, Abdulwahid
dc.contributor.author Chamunorwa, Joseph P.
dc.contributor.author Erlwanger, Kennedy H.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-23T12:57:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-23T12:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04
dc.description Part of work was accepted for oral presentation as an abstract titled "Comarative effects of honey and sugar on the morphometry of viscera in growing Sprague-Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus)" at the 31 Scientific Conference, Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) held at Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, Nigeria during 7-9 September, 2011. en_US
dc.description.abstract The high intake of refined sugars, mainly fructose has been implicated in the epidemiology of metabolic diseases in adults and children. With an aim to determine whether honey can substitute refined sugars without adverse effect, the long-term effects of natural honey and cane syrup have been compared on visceral morphology in growing rats fed from neonatal age. Honey increased the caecum and pancreas weights in male rats, which could enhance enzymatic activities of pancreas and digestive functions by intestinal microflora of caecum. Unlike honey, cane syrup caused fatty degenerations in the liver of both male and female rats. Honey enhanced intestinal villi growth, and did not cause pathology in the rodents’ abdominal viscera, suggesting potential nutritional benefit as substitution for refined sugars in animal feed. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/39 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ajibola, A, Chamunorwa, JP & Erlwanger, KH 2013, 'Comparative effect of cane syrup and natural honey on abdominal viscera of growing male and female rats', Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 303-312. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0019-5189 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 0975-1009 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40329
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Council of Scientific & Industrial Research en_US
dc.rights Council of Scientific & Industrial Research en_US
dc.subject Abdominal viscera en_US
dc.subject Cane syrup en_US
dc.subject Gastrointestinal tract en_US
dc.subject Growing rats en_US
dc.subject Honey en_US
dc.title Comparative effect of cane syrup and natural honey on abdominal viscera of growing male and female rats en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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