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Decrease of intestinal tumors induced by 1,2-dimethylhydrazine in rats fed with cow milk and buffalo milk

M. Sánchez Negrette, M.A. Montenegro, M.S. Catuogno, W.J. Lértora, M.C. Guanziroli

Cátedra Patología General y Sistemática. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNNE. Argentina.
Address correspondence to: Dr. Marcial Sánchez Negrette. Cátedra Patología General y Sistemática. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, UNNE. Sargento Cabral 2139. (3400) Corrientes, ARGENTINA. E-mail: patgral@vet.unne.edu.ar

BIOCELL 2007, 31(3), 391-396. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2007.31.391

Abstract

Epidemiological studies in human beings and experimental studies in laboratory animals suggest that milk and dairy products can inhibit effects on the development of some kinds of tumors. Cow milk contains sphingomyelin, butyric acid, conjugated linoleic acid, calcium, vitamin A, carotene and vitamin D. All of these components are known to inhibit the process of carcinogenesis. Our objective was to determine the effect of cow milk and water buffalo milk on the development of colon neoplasias in an experimental model of carcinogenesis in rats induced with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH). Three-month-old Wistar male rats with an average body weight of 180 g were given a nutritionally adequate diet and drinking water adlivitum, cow milk or water buffalo milk. The milk diets were provided two weeks before the first DMH treatment and their administration was continued during the 10 weeks of DMH treatment. Milk administration finished two weeks after the last DMH doses treatment. Four months after the last carcinogen injection, all surviving animals were sacrificed and examined for intestinal tumors. The number, size, and location of the tumors were recorded and gross pathology was described. Small tumors (< 2.5 mm) were examined by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Significantly fewer tumors were observed in both groups treated with DMH and supplemented with milk, than in the group treated with DMH without milk administration.

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Sánchez, M. (2007). Decrease of intestinal tumors induced by 1,2-dimethylhydrazine in rats fed with cow milk and buffalo milk. BIOCELL, 31(3), 391–396. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2007.31.391



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