Vitamin E does not Support Bone Quality in Orchidectomized Rats Academic Article uri icon


  • Vitamin E is known to improve antioxidant status, but the effect of vitamin E on bone quality in orchidectomized rats is unknown. In the present study, thirty-two 1-y-old male rats were randomized to two groups: a sham-control group (n=8) and an orchidectomized group (n=24). The orchidectomized group was divided into three groups of eight and assigned to one of the following treatments: orchidectomy (ORX), low-dose vitamin E of 65.6 mg/Kg diet or high-dose vitamin E of 656 mg/ Kg diet. Four moths after the study began, all rats were killed, blood was collected, and plasma was harvested for antioxidant status, tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), and IGF-I. Orchidectomy decreased (P<0.05) plasma antioxidant and IGF-I, reduced bone (P<0.05) quality and bone strength, increased (P<0.05) plasma TRAP and urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium compared to the sham-control group. In contrast to ORX, vitamin E increased (P<0.05) plasma antioxidant and had no beneficial effect on indices of bone quality, bone resorption and bone formation marker, or urinary calcium and magnesium excretion. In conclusion, vitamin E appears to decrease oxidative stress without improving bone quality in orchidectomized rats. 2007 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Deyhim, F., Garcia, C., Villarreal, A., Garcia, K., Rios, R., Gonzales, C., ... Patil, B. S.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Deyhim, Farzad||Garcia, Claudia||Villarreal, Arnulfo||Garcia, Kristi||Rios, Ryan||Gonzales, Cheri||Mandadi, Kranthi||Faraji, Bahram||Patil, Bhimanagouda S

publication date

  • January 2007