International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Experimental Result Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10


To Conduct Pigeon Experiment to Study the Effect of Thiamine Deficiency

Arundhati Mishra | Rakesh Ranjan Nanda


Abstract: This study explores the critical role of thiamine vitamin B1 in the diet and its implications on health, specifically through the lens of deficiency syndromes such as beriberi and Wernicke - Korsakoff syndrome. Using a detailed experimental setup involving pigeons as model organisms, the research demonstrates the effects of thiamine - deficient diets, particularly emphasizing the impact of polished versus unpolished rice on health. Historical context is provided, tracing the discovery and structural determination of thiamine, alongside a review of its biochemical properties, dietary sources, and physiological functions. The experimental section meticulously outlines the methodology, including diet formulation, observation protocols, and the assessment of thiamines role in energy metabolism and nervous system function. The findings underscore the rapid onset of deficiency symptoms in pigeons fed a thiamine - poor diet and the swift recovery following thiamine supplementation, thereby highlighting the essential nature of thiamine in diet and its significant effect on neurological health. The study contributes to a broader understanding of nutritional science, the importance of dietary choices, and the foundational role of vitamins in health maintenance.


Keywords: thiamine deficiency, beriberi, polished rice, dietary sources of thiamine, Wernicke - Korsakoff syndrome


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1230 - 1234


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