Influence of Laminaria japonica added to the diet on remote effects of radiation injuries
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White rats were irradiated by both 131iodine, which was incorporated into the thyroid gland, and 137cesium; these were dosed at about 10 and 6 Gy, respectively. A portion of the experimental animals was fed a diet enriched with powdered Laminaria japonica of known composition. In animals provided with this powder, the frequency of neoplasms was lessened, and the latent period for the major types of tumours was increased, compared to rats not given the powder.
Key wordsChernobyl accident gamma-irradiation Laminaria diet Laminaria japonica radiation after-effects
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