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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of palmitic acid (PA) on oxidative stress and activation of inflammasomes in hepatocytes. METHODS To test the dose-dependent effect of PA on normal murine hepatocytes AML12, the cells were treated with 0, 0.15, 0.25 and 0.4 mmol/L of palmitic acid (PA). The cells were also divided into blank control group, 0.25 mmol/L PA(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent papers have highlighted the role of diet and lifestyle habits in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but very few population-based studies have evaluated this association in developing countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between diet and lifestyle habits and IBS. METHODS A food frequency and lifestyle habits(More)
Reply: At the time of publication, very few population-based studies had investigated the roles of diet and lifestyle habits in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in developing countries, particularly in China. The aim of this preliminary study was to investigate the association between diet and lifestyle habits and IBS. Thus, we investigated information prior(More)
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