- Volume 19 Issue 4
This experiment was conducted to study the effect of dietary vitamin E on the lipid composi-tion of rats treated with carbon tetrachloride. Rats were divided into five groups I. e. C(soybean oil with vitamin E(40mg/kg diet)) EF(CCl4 with vitamin E deficient diet) 40E(CCl4 with vitamin E(40mg/kg diet) 400E(CCl4 with vitamin E(400mg/kg diet) 800E(CCl4 with vitamin E(800mg/kg diet) Body weight gain and food efficient ratio were not observed significant differences. The liver weight was significantly increased in the CCl4 treated groups but the liver weight of 800E group was significantly lower than that of EF group. In EF and 40E groups kidney weights were significantly higher compared to that of C group. The content of total lipid in liver of 40E and 400E groups were significantly higher than that of control group but in 400E and 800E groups the contents were significantly lower compared with that of EF group. The content of triglyceride in liver was significantly higher in the CCl4 treated group and the content of cholesterol was significantly higher in the EF and 40E groups but those of 800E group were significantly lower compared with those of EF group. In CCl4 administration groups were significantly higher than those of control group and 400E and 800E groups were significantly lower than those of EF group.