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OBJECTIVE Heart and renal diseases are two major problems in diabetic patients. Hyperlipidemia is one of the main risk factors of cardiovascular complications in diabetes. The type of protein consumed also affects the changes in renal blood flow, glomerular resistance and renal function in these patients. Hence, this study was undertaken to show the effect(More)
OBJECTIVE We designed this study to investigate the effects of oral L-carnitine administration on fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and lipid parameters in patients with diabetes mellitus type II. PATIENTS AND METHODS The effect of L-carnitine on FPG and lipid parameters was investigated in 22 male and 13 female type II(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was aimed to determine the effect of Germinated Barley Foodstuff (GBF) administration on serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and clinical signs in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC). METHODS Forty-six patients were randomly allocated into GBF group and control group. Subjects in control group received only conventional(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of germinated barley foodstuff (GBF) on tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and -8 (IL-8) in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) has not yet been examined. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of administration of GBF on serum TNF-α, IL-6 and -8 levels in UC patients in remission. (More)
BACKGROUND Increase in prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes which are of the main risk factors of metabolic syndrome, is not only the result of changes in genetic, diet or physical activity, but also an imbalance of micro flora may play an important role. Therefore, alteration of micro flora using pre/probiotic is considered as a new strategy for(More)
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