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- Macedo, Luciene F.L., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of functional foods 2014 v.10 pp. 178-186
- biomarkers; chocolate; drugs; functional foods; glutathione-disulfide reductase; noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; oxidative stress; patients; phytosterols; sterol esters; superoxide dismutase
- ... This study aimed to compare the action of a drug (ezetimibe) and a functional food containing plant sterol esters on oxidative stress biomarkers. In this double-blind study, 37 type 2 diabetic patients on statin treatment were randomly assigned to receive ezetimibe 10.0 mg/day or to consume a chocolate containing 2.1 g of plant sterol esters for 6 weeks. It was observed that ezetimibe promoted an ...