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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 187-189
Bioline Code: md00052
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 187-189

 en Short communication - PEAK EXPIRATORY FLOW RATE (PEFR) IN YOUNG ADULT NIGERIANS FOLLOWING INGESTION OF GARCINIA KOLA (HECKEL) SEEDS.
EBOMOYI, M.I.E and IYAWE, V.I.

Abstract

PEFR was measured in 82 male students following the ingestion of 15gm of Garcinia kola check for this species in other resources . Overall, PEFR increased with age, height, weight and chest circumference. The lowest control PEFR was 450 L/min and the highest control PEFR was 647 L/min. Following the ingestion of Garcinia Kola, PEFR decreased to 445 L/min and 615 L/min respectively at the end of 90 mins. Mean control PEFR was 576.17 ± 20 and mean PEFR 90min after Garcinia Kola consumption was 542 ± 26 (P < 0.05). Garcinia Kola may clear the airway, but does not improve the airflow in young adults.

Keywords
PEFR, Garcinia Kola

 
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