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Lahbib A.,Cathage University | Ghodbane S.,Cathage University | Sakly M.,Cathage University | Abdelmelek H.,Cathage University
International Journal of Radiation Biology | Year: 2014

Purpose: This review focuses on our own data and other data from the literature of static magnetic fields (SMF) bioeffects and vitamins and glucose metabolism. Three main areas of investigation have been covered: Static magnetic field and glucose metabolism, static magnetic field and vitamins and the role of vitamins on glucose metabolism.Conclusion: Considering these articles comprehensively, the conclusions are as follows: The primary cause of changes in cells after incubation in external SMF is disruption of free radical metabolism and elevation of their concentration. Such disruption causes oxidative stress leading to an unsteadiness of glucose level and insulin release. Moreover, based on available data, it was concluded that exposure to SMF alters plasma levels of vitamin A, C, D and E; these parameters can take part in disorder of glucose homeostasis and insulin release.


Lahbib A.,Cathage University | Ghodbane S.,Cathage University | Maaroufi K.,Cathage University | Louchami K.,Free University of Colombia | And 3 more authors.
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health | Year: 2015

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on glucose and lipid metabolism in static magnetic field (SMF)-exposed rats. Rats exposed to SMF (128 mT; 1 h/day) during 5 consecutive days showed an increase in plasma glucose level and a decrease in plasma insulin concentration. By contrast, the same treatment failed to alter body weight and plasmatic total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Interestingly, supplementation with vitamin D (1,600 IU/100 g, per os) corrected and restored glycemia and insulinemia in SMF-exposed rats. The same treatment had no effects on lipid metabolism. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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