Atherosclerosis: hypolipidemic effects of barley

Antioxidative and hypolipidemic effects of barley leaf essence in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis. Yu, Y-M., Wu, C-H., Tseng, Y-H., Tsai, C., Chang, W-C. Jpn. J Pharmacol. 89 142-148, 2002. Background: Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is a major risk factor for heart disease.¬† A number of animal models…

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Antioxidant effects of wheatgrass

Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) as a function of growth under different conditions. Kulkarni S, Tilak J, Acharya R, Rajurkar N, Devasagayam T, Reddy A. 2006. Phytother. Res. 20:218-227 Antioxidant levels (phenolic and flavonoid compounds) of water-based (i.e. wheatgrass juice) and alcohol-based extractions¬†of wheatgrass were…

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