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Human Salivary Thiocyanate Level of Adult Volunteers in Sokoto, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Saidu, Y
dc.contributor.author Abbas, A.Y
dc.contributor.author Capenter, A
dc.contributor.author Bilbis, L.S
dc.contributor.author Abubakar, M.K
dc.contributor.author Lawal, M
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-31T08:56:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-31T08:56:13Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.issn 0189-4797
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/249
dc.description.abstract Salivary thiocyanate levels of 379 volunteers aged 18-55 years were estimated spectrophotometrically. The results obtained were analyzed on the basis of sex, smoking, kola nut eating and gari eating habits. The levels of salivary thiocyanate levels of smokers, smokers who eat gari, smoker who eat kola nut and smokers who eat gari and kola nut are 3.61±2.07mM, 3.27±1.96mM, 4.19±2.15mM and 4.18±2.39mM respectively. These values are significantly higher than those of non-smokers who, eats kola nut (1.35±1.05mM), eat gari (1.49±1.09mM), eat gari and kola nut (1.64±1.02mM) and neither eat gari nor kola nut (1.30±O.93mM). The values obtained were significantly higher for females. Significant percentage of smokers (70-80%) had salivary thiocyanate level >2.0mmolll. Only about 20% of non-smokers had salivary thiocyanate levels >2.0mmolll. Analysis of the results did not show any synergistic effect of these habits on salivary thiocyanate of the subjects combining these habits. No correlation was also found between salivary thiocyanate level and age. Cyanide exposure may therefore be another risk factor in tobacco smoking. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology en_US
dc.subject Department of Biochemistry en_US
dc.title Human Salivary Thiocyanate Level of Adult Volunteers in Sokoto, Nigeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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