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Some hematological and biochemical parameters in smokeless tobacco (Jharda) chewers

G Rajasekhar, M Ramgopal, A Sridevi, G Narasimha

Abstract


The effect of Jharda powder (smokeless tobacco) on some hematological and biochemical parameters in consumers was investigated. Hematological parameters including hemoglobin content and white blood cell and leukocyte counts were higher in jharda powder consumers, while monocytes and basophiles counts were lower. Higher biochemical parameters like serum cholesterol, glucose and protein were observed in blood samples of Jharda consumers.



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