STUDY THE EFFECT OF USING FIGS ON OXIDANT AND ANTIOXIDANT PARAMETERS ON HEALTHY YOUNG MEN: A CLINICAL TRIAL STUDY

Shafiei, E. and Heidarian, E. and Amini, S.A. (2015) STUDY THE EFFECT OF USING FIGS ON OXIDANT AND ANTIOXIDANT PARAMETERS ON HEALTHY YOUNG MEN: A CLINICAL TRIAL STUDY. Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, 17 (4).

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Abstract

Background and aims: Fig; which is one of the fruits mentioned in the Qur' an, may prevent increased production of free radicals because of its rich content of antioxidants. This study was aimed to study the effect of using figs on oxidant and antioxidant parameters on healthy young men. Methods: In this clinical trial, 74 healthy male students were chosen randomly and divided into 2 groups of test and control. The test group received daily 120 g dried fig for 4 weeks. Blood samples were obtained from two groups at beginning of study and after 4 weeks. Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) was measured by Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) method; activity of Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) and the rate of Fe were matured by auto analyzer system BT 3000. Results: Results indicate that Fe level has a significant decrease as an oxidative parameter in the test group after 4 weeks after iintervention (P=0.005). GGT and TAC levels showed a significant increase as antioxidant parameters in the test group after four weeks of interference (P=0.001). Moreover, comparing the mean changes of Fe showed a significant difference between 2 groups after 4 weeks of intervention (P=0.22). A significant difference after 4 weeks of intervention was observed by comparing mean changes in GGT (0.008) and TAC (0.001) in 2 groups of test and control as well. Conclusion: Considering the significant decrease in Fe level as the oxidative parameter and a significant increase in GGT and TAC level as the antioxidant parameters, Figs can play an effective and useful role in increasing the antioxidant defend of the body against free radicals and decrease damages caused by oxidative stress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: FIG, FE, GGT, TAC, FREE RADICALS
Subjects: QU Biochemistry
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Clinical Biochemistry Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 04:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 04:42
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6350

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