Muthanna Journal of Pure Sciences – MJPS
Vol.3 – No. 2 / October 2016
Wejdan M. Kadhem
University of Al-Qadisiyah/College of education
This study was conducted to determine the effect of the fruits of Zahdi Dates in the growth and development of the mammary glands in albino female rats during lactation stage. In this study (60) of adult albino Female rats were used, and were randomly divided into three groups : a control group, a first treatment group was given diet which contains fruits of Zahdi Dates concentration of 10% of the daily diet for 20 days, and a second treatment group was given diet which contains fruits of Zahdi Dates concentration of 20% of the daily diet for 20 days.
After the completion of the experiment was to take blood and tissue samples for examination and analysis of the results showed a significant increase (P<0.05) in the level of prolactin hormone in the serum of animals of two groups treated with the fruits of Zahdi Dates for both concentrations compared with the control group.