Volume 5, Issue 4 (Winter 2002)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2002, 5(4): 30-34 | Back to browse issues page

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Hasanzadeh G ., Alipoor M, Javadi M. The effect of an additional Sodium diet on sex determination in rats. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2002; 5 (4) :30-34
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Background: Sex determination is one of the human’s wishes that can be helpful in birth control. Objective: To determine the effect of an additional sodium diet on sex determination in rats. Methods: 225 adult female rats were studied through dividing them into five groups. A normal diet was provided for the control group, and a diet containing 1%, 2%, 3%, and 4% supplementary sodium diet in addition to normal diet were provided for the other four groups. Following reproduction, the number of females and males were counted, the results were analyzed using the Chi-square test. Findings: In this research, the case group and the first group had a larger number of male rats than other groups. But in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th group the number of females in comparison with the number of males were increased. There was a significant difference between these groups and the case group. Conclusion: The results indicated that the additional sodium in rat’s diet, will cause an increase in the number of female-rats.
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