Sorayya Kheirouri

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OBJECTIVE Nigella sativa is a medicinal plant that has long been used in traditional medicine for treating various conditions. Numerous animal studies provided evidences that the seed may elicit a broad anti-inflammatory/anti-oxidant activity. The aim of the present clinical trial was to evaluate anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Nigella(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Major depressive disorder is a neuropsychiatric condition associated with neurochemical changes that alter levels of neurotrophins. We aimed to measure serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) in patients experiencing their first episode of major depression and to examine those levels in(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MS) is defined as a pattern of metabolic disorders including central obesity, insulin resistance or hyperglycemia, high blood pressure, and dyslipidemia. Many studies show a clear relationship between diet and components of MS. The aim of the current study was to identify barriers to adherence to dietary recommendations among(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the association between serum 25(OH) D levels and depressive symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS Eighty-five adults, 44 drug free patients with MDD and 41 apparently healthy controls, participated in the study. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale was used to assess severity of major depression.(More)
Simultaneous zinc and vitamin A deficiency are common health problems in developing countries. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of vitamin A- and zinc-deficient diet on immunoglobulin A (IgA) response. Six-week-old mice were assigned into two groups receiving a normal vitamin A and zinc or low vitamin A and zinc diet for five months.(More)
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency anemia remains as one of the most common nutritional problems in Iran, especially in women and girls. A process evaluation study of the national iron supplementation program targeting girls attending high schools was conducted to examine degree of exposure and satisfaction of the targets with the intervention components, and to(More)
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