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European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety, ISSN: 2347-5641,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 2 (April-June)

Original Research Article

Impact of Dietary Intervention on Selected Biochemical Indices of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Nigerians with Metabolic Syndrome: A Pilot Study


Sheu Kadiri Rahamon1, Mabel Ayebatonyo Charles-Davies1, Kehinde Sola Akinlade1, John Ayodele Olaniyi2, Adesoji Adedipe Fasanmade3, Oyediran Emmanuel Oyewole4, Mayowa Ojo Owolabi3, Jane Roli Adebusuyi5, Olufunke Olayemi Hassan5, Babatunde Muhammed Ajobo6, Maria Onomhaguan Ebesunun8, Kehinde Adigun7, Unyime Aniekpon Fabian1, Omolara Olutosin Popoola1, Wemimo Okunbolade1, Olatunbosun Ganiyu Arinola1* and Emmanuel Oluyemi Agbedana1

1Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2Department of Haematology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
3Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
4Department of Health Promotion and Education, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
5Medical Social Services Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
6Dietetics Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
7General out Patient Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
8Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.

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