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Title: Influence of alignment of the pyramid on its beneficial effects
Authors: Bhat, Surekha
Rao, Guruprasad
Murthy, K Dilip
Bhat, P Gopalakrishna
Keywords: Cortisol
Glutathione
North-south
Pyramid model
Stress
TBARS
Issue Date: May-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The present study was aimed to find out whether a change in the alignment of the pyramid from the north-south axis causes any variation in the effects produced by it on plasma cortisol levels and markers of oxidative stress in erythrocytes of adult female Wistar rats. Plasma cortisol and erythrocyte TBARS levels were significantly lower whereas erythrocyte GSH was significantly higher in rats kept in pyramid that was aligned on the four cardinal points┬żnorth, east, south and west, as compared to normal control rats. Although there was a significant difference in the plasma cortisol level between normal control group and the group of rats kept in randomly aligned pyramid, there was no significant difference between these two groups for the other parameters. Erythrocyte TBARS levels in the group of rats kept in the randomly aligned pyramid was significantly higher than that in the group kept in the magnetically aligned pyramid. The results suggest that the north-south alignment of the pyramid is crucial for its expected effects.
Page(s): 455-458
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.45(05) [May 2007]

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