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Observational studies have revealed that higher serum vitamin E concentrations and increased vitamin E intake and vitamin E supplementation are associated with beneficial effects on glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, whether vitamin E supplementation exerts a definitive effect on glycaemic control remains unclear. This article(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is hepatic manifestation of a metabolic syndrome and includes a spectrum of hepatic steatosis, steatohepatitis, and fibrosis. Interleukin-17 (IL-17) has been reported to play a critical role in inflammatory progression of some liver diseases. The present study was designed to investigate the role of IL-17 on high(More)
We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the association between patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 (PNPLA3) rs738409 polymorphism and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its subtypes simple steatosis(SS) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The study-specific odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting results have been obtained in trials that have evaluated the prophylactic efficacy of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) pretreatment in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). In this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, we aimed to assess the effectiveness of NAC treatment for the prevention of CIN. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) generally has a relatively favorable clinical course; however, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) was much more frequently progresses to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials to examine the effects of vitamin E supplementation in improving(More)
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