Carnosine Treatment for Gulf War Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Baraniuk2013CarnosineTF,
  title={Carnosine Treatment for Gulf War Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={James N. Baraniuk and Suliman El-Amin and Rebecca L Corey and Rakib U Rayhan and Christian R. Timbol},
  booktitle={Global journal of health science},
  year={2013}
}
About 25% of 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War veterans experience disabling fatigue, widespread pain, and cognitive dysfunction termed Gulf War illness (GWI) or Chronic Multisymptom Illness (CMI). A leading theory proposes that wartime exposures initiated prolonged production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and central nervous system injury. The endogenous antioxidant L-carnosine (B-alanyl-L-histidine) is a potential treatment since it is a free radical scavenger in nervous tissue. To determine if… CONTINUE READING

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