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Antioxidant status and lipid peroxidation in type II diabetes mellitus with and without complications.
1. This study was conducted on 467 cases of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and 180 healthy controls. Lipid peroxidation products in plasma and erythrocytes were assayed as thiobarbituricExpand
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Excessive free radical generation in the blood of children suffering from asthma.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the biochemical parameters in blood relevant to oxygen free radicals and antioxidant defenses in children with asthma. A total of 210 asthmatic children,Expand
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Does oxidant stress play a role in diabetic retinopathy?
The role of oxidant stress in the causation of chronic tissue damage is being increasingly recognized. Oxidant stress is usually countered by abundant supply of antioxidants. If concomitantExpand
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Abnormal Antioxidant Status in Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Non‐insulin‐dependent Diabetes Mellitus
A total of 105 subjects with impaired glucose tolerance were classified into two groups, 51 subjects with plasma glucose > 11.1 mmol l−1 in one of the blood samplings during OGTT, but at 2 h beingExpand
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Studies on brain structure and neurological function in alcoholic rats controlled by an Indian medicinal formula (SKV).
An Indian herbal brew known in Ayurvedic pharmacy as asavam (SKV) was tested for its effectiveness in controlling addiction to ethanol in rats. Rats on SKV therapy with free access to 15% ethanolExpand
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Enzyme changes and glucose utilisation in diabetic rabbits: the effect of Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br.
The administration of the dried leaf powder of Gymnema sylvestre regulates the blood sugar levels in alloxan diabetic rabbits. G. sylvestre therapy not only produced blood glucose homeostasis butExpand
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Oxidative stress and the development of diabetic complications ‐ antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes and cell membrane.
Erythrocytes isolated from 131 cases of Non‐Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) were studied for lipid peroxidation, antioxidant defences, and the maximum peroxidisable substrate in the cellExpand
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The insulinotropic activity of Gymnema sylvestre, R. Br. An Indian medical herb used in controlling diabetes mellitus.
Summary Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br. a woody climber, growing in unkempt tropical forests of Southern India belonging to the family of Asclepiadaceae has been in use in the treatment of diabetes mellitusExpand
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Effect of high-fat diet on cholesterol distribution in plasma lipoproteins, cholesterol esterifying activity in leucocytes, and erythrocyte membrane components studied: importance of body weight.
Effects of isocaloric changes in dietary fat on plasma lipoproteins and lipids and enzymes of erythrocytes and leucocytes were assessed. Subjects with a higher Brocca index showed increase in totalExpand
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Antioxidant activity of a salt-spice-herbal mixture against free radical induction.
A combination of spices (Piper nigrum, Piper longum and Zingiber officinale), herbs (Cyperus rotundus and Plumbago zeylanica) and salts make up Amrita Bindu. The study was focused to evaluate theExpand
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