Reproduction and subchronic feeding study of carnauba wax in rats

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  • Re T
  • Babish J
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The reproductive performance of Wistar rats fed carnauba wax at levels of 0.1, 0.3 or 1% in the diet and the effects of subchronic administration of carnauba wax at these dose levels on the resultant progeny were studied. Reproductive indices, body-weight gain, food consumption, haematological and clinical chemical data, opthalmic, gross and histopathological examinations were used to study the possible toxic or pathological effects. Serum free fatty acid levels were found to be decreased in male and female rats fed carnauba wax at dietary levels of 0.3 and 1.0. No other effects of feeding carnauba wax at levels up to 1.05 of the diet were observed. © 1983.

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  • R. A. Parent

  • T. A. Re

  • J. G. Babish

  • G. E. Cox

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