Exposure duration: 70 min/day, 5 days/week, until death or for 4 consecutive weeks
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Mice subcutaneously inoculated with a human colon adenocarcinoma (WiDr) were used in this study. Two different experiments were conducted. In the first experiment the suvival time of mice should be investigated Animals were MF-exposed daily for 70 min, 5 days a week until death. In a second experiment the tumor growth sould be examined. At this animals were MF-exposed for four consecutive weeks.
The survival time of MF-exposed mice were statistically significant increased (31%) compared with sham-exposed controls.
The tumor growth of the MF-exposed mice were statistically significant inhibeted (40%) compared with sham-exposed controls. Together with a reduced p53 expression a significant increase in apoptosis was found in tumors of MF-exposed aminals. These findings suggest a anti-cancer capacity of magnetic fields.