Ali Asghar Keshavarz

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DNA damage which occurred by the effect of oxidant and mutant agents has an essential role in the development of atherosclerosis. To investigate the possible association between GSTs polymorphism with coronary artery disease (CAD), we investigated the frequency of GSTT1, M1, and P1 genotypes in patients with CAD compared to controls. The genotypes of GSTT1,(More)
In order to test whether hyperlipidaemia and glycaemic control can be improved among diabetes patients by dietary supplementation with purified omega-3 fatty acids, we carried out a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on 50 type 2 diabetes patients randomized to 2 g/day purified omega-3 fatty acids or placebo for 10 weeks. Fasting triglycerides decreased(More)
In a case-control study the vitamin C status of 50 adults with chronic controlled asthma was compared with that of 50 randomly selected healthy controls. Vitamin C intake was assessed by 3-day dietary recall, and plasma and leukocyte vitamin C concentrations were measured colorimetrically. A positive significant correlation was found between plasma vitamin(More)
BACKGROUND Control of hyperlipidemia is vital in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3FAs) have desirable effects on serum triglyceride (TG) levels, thrombosis, and arrhythmia, but lead to increases in serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and apo-B as well. OBJECTIVE To determine and compare the effects of administration of(More)
INTRODUCTION: A number of experimental studies have shown that dietary calcium may help improve hypercholesterolemia induced by high-cholesterol/high-fat diets through saponifying cholesterol/fat in the intestine. Evidence on the effects of calcium on lipid profile is scarce. We evaluated the effect of different levels of dietary calcium, in a(More)
BACKGROUND Visfatin is an adipocytokine which is secreted from adipose tissue and can affect on the diabetes inflammatory reaction and also serum lipids level. On the other hand, Omega-3 can also prevent formation of insulin resistance. In the present study, the effect of Omega-3 on the serum visfatin concentration was evaluated. METHODS 71 women with(More)
Objective. The prevalence of Celiac Disease (CD) is high in Iran, and evaluation of CD is not part of the routine screening procedure for dyspeptic patients; therefore, cases of occult CD may be missed. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of occult CD among dyspeptic patients who presented at a gastroenterology clinic in the Western region of(More)
Carum carvi L. (Apiaceae family) or caraway is a common household plant grown around the world including Iran. Caraway fruits are used as flavoring agent in foods and beverages, and have various traditional uses in ethnomedicine. Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that(More)
Mother's and infant exposure to cigarette smoke is one of the most important public health problems. There is no study in Iran evaluating the impact of cigarette smoke on infant growth and development. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of cigarette. This prospective cohort study was conducted on 51 cigarette smoke-exposed infants(More)