Journal of Toxicology / 2016 / Article / Fig 8

Research Article

Macro- and Microelemental Composition and Toxicity of Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Figure 8

H&E stained sections of the small intestines at 20x magnification. (a) Small intestine sections of control male SD rats showing normal histology. Note the presence of the villi , goblet cells which produces mucus , and basement membrane with no proliferation (4). (b) Small intestine section of the UNCP treated male SD rats (2000 mg/kg) showing moderate changes and erosion of the mucosal lining of the villi .

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