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dc.contributor.authorChepulis, Lynne Merran
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-05T02:48:22Z
dc.date.available2008-11-05T02:48:22Z
dc.date.issued2007-10
dc.identifier.citationChepulis, L.M. (2007). The effects of honey compared with sucrose and a sugar-free diet on neutrophil phagocytosis and lymphocyte numbers after long-term feeding in rats. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 4(1), 1-7.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1553-3840
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1276
dc.description.abstractTo determine whether honey and sucrose would have differential effects on levels of neutrophil phagocytosis after long-term feeding 36 2-month old Sprague Dawley rats were fed a powdered diet that was either sugar-free or contained 7.9% sucrose or 10% honey (honey is 21% water) ad libitum for 52 weeks. The percent of neutrophils exhibiting phagocytosis, and the percentage of leukocytes that were lymphocytes were then measured by flow cytometry after 52 weeks. Results: Neutrophil phagocytosis was similar between sucrose- and honey-fed rats, and lower in rats fed the sugar-free diet (79.2%, 74.7% and 51.7 %, respectively). The percentage of leukocytes that were lymphocytes differed significantly between all three treatments, the levels being highest in honey-fed rats (53% vs 40.1% and 29.5% for sucrose- and sugar-free fed rats). In conclusion: Honey may have a beneficial effect on immune activity, possibly attenuating the decline seen in older age.en_US
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dc.relation.urihttp://www.bepress.com/jcim/vol4/iss1/8en_US
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Copyright ©2007 The Berkeley Electronic Press.en_US
dc.subjecthoneyen_US
dc.subjectsucroseen_US
dc.subjectneutrophil phagocytosisen_US
dc.subjectimmunityen_US
dc.subjectlymphocytesen_US
dc.titleThe effects of honey compared with sucrose and a sugar-free diet on neutrophil phagocytosis and lymphocyte numbers after long-term feeding in ratsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US


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