Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Effect of exposure to low frequency electromagnetic field on the plasma glucose, insulin, triglyceride and cholesterol of male rats med./bio.

Published in: J Appl Anim Res 2008; 34 (2): 179-180

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effects of a magnetic field exposure on energy metabolism in rats.

Background/further details

45 adult male rats were divided into three groups: 1) exposure group, 2) sham exposure group, 3) cage control.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 10 h/day for two months

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration continuous for 10 h/day for two months
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber exposure unit was an open wooden box (100 x 100 x 35 cm)
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 500 µT - measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The glucose level of the exposed group was significantly higher and the body weight gain, insulin and cholesterol levels were decreased compared with the control groups. The triglyceride level was not affected.

Study character:

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