| || Effect of Common Vegetables on Thyroid Function in Rats A Preliminary Study
Author : Nagpal, K.K. ;Mukherjee, S.K.;Uniyal, B.P.;Singh, L.R.;Sarkar, S.R.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:33(4) ; 1983 ; pp 317-321
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences
Keywords : Goitrogenic nature ;Thiocyanate contents;Goitrogenic potency
Abstract : Goitrogenic potency of some vegetables of Delhi were studied in rats. Adult male rats were fed separately on thiouracil, thiocyanate and extracts of carrot, cabbage and turnip procured from Delhi market for 26 days. Cabbage and turnip showed high thiocyanate contents while carrot did not show any measurable amount. Appreciable increase in thyroid weight to body weight ratio, plasma thiocyanate, plasma/sup 131/1 contents and protein bound/sup 131/ 1 or plasma were observed in all groups of experimental, rats, except carrot. Results indicated goitrogenic nature of cabbage and turnip in rats.