Chios mastic gum modulates serum biochemical parameters in a human population.

@article{Triantafyllou2007ChiosMG,
  title={Chios mastic gum modulates serum biochemical parameters in a human population.},
  author={Angeliki Triantafyllou and Nikolaos Chaviaras and Theodoros N Sergentanis and Evaggelia Protopapa and John Tsaknis},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={43-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Current research suggests that Chios mastic (Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) possesses beneficial (antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective) properties. This study aims to assess its effects on cardiologic and hepatic biochemical indices of human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Subjects (n=133, aged over 50) were randomly assigned to two groups, the first (high-dose group) ingesting daily 5g of mastic powder and the second receiving daily a Chios mastic solution (low-dose group… CONTINUE READING
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