Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Constant magnetic field of 50 mT does not affect weight gain and blood glucose level in BALB/c mice. med./bio.

Published in: Med Sci Monit 2007; 13 (7): BR151-BR154

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of a 0.05 Tesla constant magnetic field on weight gain and blood glucose homeostasis in 22 mice.

Background/further details

The mice of exposure and sham exposure groups were weighed daily for 30 days: 10 days before, 10 days during, and 10 days after exposure. After 30 days, the experimental group was again exposed to the magnetic field for 15 days. On experimental day 45, blood samples were obtained to measure blood glucose level.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
Exposure duration: 10 to 14 h/day for 10 days - 20 days without exposure - 10 to 14 h/day for 15 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency
Type
Exposure duration 10 to 14 h/day for 10 days - 20 days without exposure - 10 to 14 h/day for 15 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 50 mT average over time measured - -
magnetic flux density 3 mT minimum measured - during night hours
magnetic flux density 20 mT maximum measured - during night hours

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • before exposure
  • during exposure
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

There was no significant difference in weight gain between exposed and sham-exposed mice. The difference between blood glucose of the exposed mice and the sham-exposed animals was also not significant.
In conclusion, the data showed that a 0.05 Tesla constant magnetic field had no impact on weight gain and blood glucose in BALB/c mice.

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