Pollution Research Paper

Vol.30, Issue 3, 2011; Page No.(309-312)

PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS AGAINST CIGARETTE SMOKE INDUCED CHANGES IN LUNG TISSUE OF RAT

ASHA AGARWAL, PRIYANKA SINGH AND RAJNI SINGH

Abstract

Present study has been carried out on protective effect of Omega-3 fatty acids against cigarette smoke induced changes in lung tissue of male albino rat. Rats were exposed to cigarette smoke via inhalation from cigarette for 1hr/day for four weeks, showed measurable changes in lung tissue are emphysema, pulmonary edema, capillary permeability and thickness of epithelium. After supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids, all of such histopathological alterations have been mitigated in comparison to cigarette smoke exposed rats.

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