The potentials for the balneotherapy of obesity using arsenic-containing mineral water

Authors: Ivanov EM , Antoniuk MV
Source: Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1998 May-Jun;(3):11-4
DOI: Not specified Publication date: 1998 May E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: Not specified
Language: Russian Countries: Russia Location: Sinegorsk Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

Arsenic mineral water from the Sinegorsk springs was tried in the treatment of experimental alimentary obesity in rat Wistar males and patients with exogenous-constitutional obesity. Body mass, blood lipids, hepatic neutral lipids, glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase were measured. Arsenic mineral water proved able to reduce excessive body mass, correct blood lipid spectrum, normalize metabolic processes in the liver. Thus, arsenic mineral water can be used in balneotherapy of obesity.

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