Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Efficacy of feeding of soy fortified Shrikhand as functional food on thyroid hormone (T3, T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) of rats
Author(s): Dinker Singh, Tanweer Alam, Prabal Pratap Singh, Aastha Bhardwaj and Dr. Sahar Masud
Abstract: The present investigation was based on an ideology “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food” and the aim was to assess the effect of soy fortified shrikhand on serum levels of Thyroid Hormone (T3, T4) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in rats. The research aimed at measuring the plasma concentrations of tri-iodothyronin (T3), thyroxin (T4) and TSH by feeding different types of feed (control shrikhand, soy fortified shrikhand and basal feed) to 100 albino test rats. Maize, pearl millet and pigeon pea seeds (1:1:1) were given as the basal feed (G1). The other treatment combinations were basal ration supplemented with 20% whole milk shrikhand (G2) and 10% (G3), 20% (G4) & 30% (G5) soy fortified shrikhand (SS) respectively. It was observed and concluded that T3 levels were significantly (P<0.05) high in control - Shrikhand (CS) and soy fortified Shrikhand (SS) than basal feed group (G1). The T3 levels increased (P<0.05) in 30% soy shrikhand group as compared to its 10% level of inclusion in the ration. The thyroxin (T4) levels increased (P<0.05) in all SS groups than rest of the groups. The serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were increased (P<0.05) in group G1 than SS groups.
How to cite this article:
Dinker Singh, Tanweer Alam, Prabal Pratap Singh, Aastha Bhardwaj and Dr. Sahar Masud. Efficacy of feeding of soy fortified Shrikhand as functional food on thyroid hormone (T3, T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) of rats. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(2): 671-674.