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Three-year follow-up of Interleukin 6 and C-reactive protein in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
BackgroundPast studies have shown that mean values of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) do not change significantly in COPD patients over a one-year period. However, longer periodExpand
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Smoking status and tumor necrosis factor-alpha mediated systemic inflammation in COPD patients
BackgroundSmoking cause airway and systemic inflammation and COPD patients present low grade inflammation in peripheral blood. However, data on the influence of smoking itself on systemicExpand
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Antioxidant Activity of γ-Oryzanol: A Complex Network of Interactions
γ-oryzanol (Orz), a steryl ferulate extracted from rice bran layer, exerts a wide spectrum of biological activities. In addition to its antioxidant activity, Orz is often associated withExpand
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Polyphenols in Fruits and Vegetables and Its Effect on Human Health
Polyphenols represent a group of chemical substances common in plants, structurally characterized by the presence of one or more phenol units. Polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidants inExpand
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Tomato-oleoresin supplement prevents doxorubicin-induced cardiac myocyte oxidative DNA damage in rats.
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an efficient chemotherapeutic agent used against several types of tumors; however, its use is limited due to severe cardiotoxicity. Since it is accepted that reactive oxygenExpand
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Lycopene supplementation modulates plasma concentrations and epididymal adipose tissue mRNA of leptin, resistin and IL-6 in diet-induced obese rats.
Obesity is characterised by chronic low-grade inflammation, and lycopene has been reported to display anti-inflammatory effects. However, it is not clear whether lycopene supplementation modulatesExpand
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Oxidative stress status of highly prolific sows during gestation and lactation.
Elevated oxidative stress is reported to be associated with pregnancy complications in highly prolific sows. Oxidative DNA damage and the antioxidant status were determined in blood samples collectedExpand
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The role of oxidative stress on the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has a high prevalence around the world. Considering the components used to classify MetS, it is clear that it is closely related to obesity. These two conditions begin withExpand
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The influence of obesity by a diet high in saturated fats and carbohydrates balance in the manifestation of systemic complications and comorbidities
BackgroundThe aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that obesity induced by a diet rich in saturated fats and balanced in carbohydrates is associated with the development of systemicExpand
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Comparison of ω-3 fatty acids and sulfasalazine in ulcerative colitis.
Abstract Fish oil ω-3 fatty acids exert antiinflammatory effects on patients with ulcerative colitis. However, a comparative study in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis receiving onlyExpand
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