EFFECT OF CHRONIC ALCOHOLIZATION BY KOUTOUKOU ON THE WEIGHT AND ORGANS (LIVER, HEART AND KIDNEY) OF TREATED RATS (RATTUS NORVEGICUS)Abstract
Purpose: We evaluate the chronic consumption of koutoukou (KTK) on the weight and organs (liver, heart and kidney) of treated rats.
Methods: This study was focused on animals divided into four (4) and by sex. One of the groups being used as control receives distilled water as drinking water; the three other groups receive KTK in their drinking water at a rate of 5 %, 10 % and 12 % for 90 days. At the end of the experiment the rats were sacrificed and organs (liver, heart and kidney) were collected and weighted. Results: This study showed that the chronic and moderate consumption of koutoukou caused weight loss in female rats and an increase of organs (liver, heart and kidney) weight in proportion to alcoholometric.
Conclusion: The results of our study showed that a chronic and moderate consumption of koutoukou affects organs (liver, heart and kidney) in female rats. The consumption of this drink for the latter is associated to body mass index negative in female rats.
L. Tehoua , B.A. Konan*, M.K.G. Bouafou and J.Y. Datté
Laboratory of Nutrition and Pharmacology, UFR-Biosciences, Félix Houphouët Boigny University, 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
03 October, 2012
30 October, 2012
29 December, 2012
01 January, 2013