Rasika Perera

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Anaemia is a major public health problem that has affected around 25% of the world's population. An analytical cross-sectional study was performed on 313 female undergraduates residing in hostels of University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, during year 2011. Objective of this study was to determine prevalence and contributing factors to anaemia among(More)
BACKGROUND Glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX-1) activity was reported to be useful marker for monitoring cardiovascular disease. However, accurate assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) using GPX-1 polymorphism is limited for South Asian population. Present study aim to assess GPX-1activity and GPX-1 polymorphismin patients with coronary artery disease(More)
INTRODUCTION Curd (Dadhi) peptides reduce hypertension by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and serum cholesterol. Peptides vary with bacterial species and milk type used during fermentation. AIM To isolate and assay the antihypertensive peptides, before and after digestion, in two commercially available curd brands in Sri Lanka. MATERIALS(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease in which the brain’s dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain are heavily depleted, lowering the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) supply available for signal transmission [1]. Loss of dopaminergic neurons through PD results in the characteristic loss of motor control, shaking, and spasticity [1]. Although PD(More)
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