Aim of study (according to author)
To study the possible effects of 50 Hz electric fields on plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride concentration in male rats after short- and long-term electric field exposure.
60 rats were divided into three groups (each n=20): control group, exposure group for 10 days and exposure group for 30 days.
General category: electric field, 50/60 Hz (AC)
| 50 Hz|
exposure duration: one hour daily for 10 days or 30 days
|electric field strength: 10 kV/m |
animal (species/strain): rats
whole body exposure
Main outcome of study (according to author)
Total cholesterol concentration in the plasma of the two exposure groups decreased significantly when compared with the control group. Plasma triglyceride levels showed similar changes.
In conclusion, 50 Hz electric fields may significantly decrease plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in rodents, especially with long-term exposure.
(Study character: medical/biological study, experimental study, full/main study)
Study funded by
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