Accession Number : AD0256207

Title :   PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF CERTAIN NATURAL FOODS AGAINST WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 9 (Final), 14 Oct 58-31 Jan 61.

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN

Personal Author(s) : DARBY, WILLIAM J. ; BLOOD, FRANK R.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Rats maintained on a purified diet were divided into groups: A control group maintained on purified diet alone; other groups in which the basal diet was supplemented with either broccoli, green beans, or mustard greens. Animals were given either 800 r or 700 r (different experiments) total-body x-irradiation. Male rats fed broccoli or mustard greens and given 800 r total-body xirradiation had a slightly longer survival time than animals given basal diet alone. However, in an experiment in which male rats were given 700 r total-body x-irradiation, animals on basal diet alone survived as long as those receiving natural food supplements. Female rats fed mustard greens and given 800 r total-body x-irradiation showed better survival than either controls fed basal diet alone or those given broccoli supplements. However, when the irradiation dose was decreased to 700 r no significant differences were observed between the three groups. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FOOD, *RADIATION EFFECTS, COUNTERMEASURES, DIET, VEGETABLES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE