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A 104-Week Feeding Study of Genetically Modified Soybeans in F344 Rats

Overview of attention for article published in Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan, January 2008
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Title
A 104-Week Feeding Study of Genetically Modified Soybeans in F344 Rats
Published in
Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan, January 2008
DOI 10.3358/shokueishi.49.272
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Authors

Yoshimitsu SAKAMOTO, Yukie TADA, Nobutaka FUKUMORI, Kuniaki TAYAMA, Hiroshi ANDO, Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Yoshikazu KUBO, Akemichi NAGASAWA, Norio YANO, Katsuhiro YUZAWA, Akio OGATA

Abstract

A chronic feeding study to evaluate the safety of genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant soybeans (GM soybeans) was conducted using F344 DuCrj rats. The rats were fed diet containing GM soybeans or Non-GM soybeans at the concentration of 30% in basal diet. Non-GM soybeans were a closely related strain to the GM soybeans. These two diets were adjusted to an identical nutrient level. In this study, the influence of GM soybeans in rats was compared with that of the Non-GM soybeans, and furthermore, to assess the effect of soybeans themselves, the groups of rats fed GM and Non-GM soybeans were compared with a group fed commercial diet (CE-2). General conditions were observed daily and body weight and food consumption were recorded. At the termination (104 weeks), animals were subjected to hematology, serum biochemistry, and pathological examinations. There were several differences in animal growth, food intake, organ weights and histological findings between the rats fed the GM and/or Non-GM soybeans and the rats fed CE-2. However, body weight and food intake were similar for the rats fed the GM and Non-GM soybeans. Gross necropsy findings, hematological and serum biochemical parameters, and organ weights showed no meaningful difference between rats fed the GM and Non-GM soybeans. In pathological observation, there was neither an increase in incidence nor any specific type of nonneoplastic or neoplastic lesions in the GM soybeans group in each sex. These results indicate that long-term intake of GM soybeans at the level of 30% in diet has no apparent adverse effect in rats.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Iceland 1 3%
France 1 3%
Vietnam 1 3%
Unknown 31 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 20%
Student > Bachelor 7 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Master 5 14%
Other 3 9%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 49%
Environmental Science 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Psychology 2 6%
Engineering 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 4 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2019.
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