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Flaxseed flour, compared to flaxseed oil, contributes to femoral structure in male rats subjected to early weaning

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze whether flaxseed flour or flaxseed oil treatment contributes to femoral structure in male rats subjected to early weaning. Pups were weaned for separation from mothers at 14 days (early weaning, EW) or 21 days (control, C). After 21 days, the control (C60) was fed with the control diet. The EW group was divided based on control (EWC60), flaxseed flour (EWFF60) and flaxseed oil (EWFO60) diets until 60 days. Femoral dimension, bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC), area and biomechanical properties were determined. EWFO60 showed lower (P < 0.05) femur mass. EWC60 and EWFO60 showed lower (P < 0.05) distance between epiphyses, diaphysis width and BMD. BMC was lower (P < 0.05) in EWC60 (vs. C60 and EWFF60). EWC60 and EWFO60 showed lower (P < 0.05) maximum force (vs. C60). Breaking strength was lower (P < 0.05) in EWFO60 (vs. C60). EWFF60 showed higher (P < 0.05) rigidity. Flaxseed flour abbreviated the femoral fragility secondary to early weaning.

Graphical abstract: Flaxseed flour, compared to flaxseed oil, contributes to femoral structure in male rats subjected to early weaning

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2016, accepted on 28 Jan 2016 and first published on 01 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00021E
Food Funct., 2016,7, 1296-1300

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    Flaxseed flour, compared to flaxseed oil, contributes to femoral structure in male rats subjected to early weaning

    C. R. Pessanha, B. F. da Camara Boueri, L. R. da Costa, M. R. Ferreira, M. D. C. de Abreu, L. R. Pessoa, A. D. Pereira, D. C. Ribeiro, E. M. da Silva, C. A. S. da Costa and G. T. Boaventura, Food Funct., 2016, 7, 1296
    DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00021E

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