Published in Health and Medicine Week, January 19th, 2004
"To evaluate the role of estrogen treatment on the healing of acetic acid-induced gastric or colonic injury, rats were given 17beta estradiol benzoate (0.001, 0.1, and 10 mg/kg) or vehicle for 7 days (following the induction of ulcer) or 4 days (following the induction of colitis) until they were decapitated," researchers in Turkey report.
"Food intake and fecal output were decreased by estradiol treatment but gastric emptying rate was not changed. Estradiol (10 mg/kg) reduced gastric ulcer index and colonic damage score compared to vehicle-treated groups. SEM and light...
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