Varsha Manohar

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BACKGROUND Stroke is a complex disease caused by combination of multiple risk factors. Recent findings have suggested that stroke has a strong genetic component. Evidence suggests that variations in the estrogen receptor α (ESR1) gene may influence stroke risk. AIMS The present study was carried out to investigate the role of ESR1 gene polymorphisms(More)
AIM We examined benefits of a water-soluble extract of maitake mushroom designated as Fraction X (FXM) on the glucose/insulin metabolism of insulin-resistant KK mice, and compared the results of FXM with those of a sulphonylurea, Glipizide. DESIGN In several acute studies, insulin-resistant KK mice were gavaged with a single dose of varying concentrations(More)
AIM We evaluated the ability of a Chinese herbal formulation previously associated with weight loss to influence appetite and weight loss in a carefully controlled laboratory study performed on rats. As a secondary gain, results with this herbal formulation were compared with those from a commonly available phenylpropanolamine (PPA) compound. DESIGN Eight(More)
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