Najla Elias Farage

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In hemodialysis (HD) patients studies have shown that plasma ghrelin is increased and it has been speculated that ghrelin levels might be related to systemic inflammation. The present study attempted to correlate the serum levels of total ghrelin with serum TNF-α and IL-6, and with nutritional status and body composition in HD patients. Forty-seven HD(More)
Cumulative evidence indicates that oxidative stress and inflammation frequently occurs in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD) and as a result of overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a decrease of antioxidant defenses such as selenium (Se). Previous studies in our laboratory showed that the supplementation of 1 unit of Brazil nut(More)
Brazil nut is the richest known food source of selenium. The supplementation with Brazil nut during 3 months was effective in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in hemodialysis (HD) patients. However, there are no available data on the antioxidant effect after that supplementation. The objective of this work was to determine if the beneficial(More)
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