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Body Weight Reducing Effect of Oral Boric Acid Intake

Author(s): Erhan Aysan, Fikrettin Sahin, Dilek Telci, Mehmet Emir Yalvac, Sinem Hocaoglu Emre, Cetin Karaca, Mahmut Muslumanoglu

Journal: International Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 1449-1907

Volume: 8;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 653;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Background: Boric acid is widely used in biology, but its body weight reducing effect is not researched.Methods: Twenty mice were divided into two equal groups. Control group mice drank standard tap water, but study group mice drank 0.28mg/250ml boric acid added tap water over five days. Total body weight changes, major organ histopathology, blood biochemistry, urine and feces analyses were compared.Results: Study group mice lost body weight mean 28.1% but in control group no weight loss and also weight gained mean 0.09% (p
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