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Title: Effects of rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) on oxidative stress and biochemical parameters in adults at risk for cardiovascular disease
Authors: Marnewick, Jeanine L 
Rautenbach, Fanie 
Venter, Irma 
Neethling, Henry 
Blackhurst, Diane M. 
Wolmarans, Petro 
Macharia, Muiruri 
Keywords: Rooibos;Oxidative stress;Medicinal plant;Glutathione;Lipid peroxidation;Lipid profile
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: AAE, ascorbic acid equivalents; ABTS, 2,2′-azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate); ANOVA, analysis of variance; ALP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine transaminase; AST, aspartate transaminase; BMI, body mass index; CDs, conjugated dienes; CHD, coronary heart disease; CHF, coronary heart failure; CPUT, Cape Peninsula University of Technology; CVD, cardiovascular disease; D.Bili, unconjugated bilirubin; EDTA, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; FRAP, ferric-reducing ability of plasma; GGT, gamma glutamyl transferase; GSH:GSSG, ratio of reduced to oxidized glutathione; GSSG, oxidized glutathione; HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol; Hs-CRP, high sensitive C-reactive protein; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein cholesterol; LPO, lipid peroxidation; M2VP, 1-methyl-2-vinylpyridinium trifluoromethanesulphonate; MDA, malondialdehyde; ORAC, oxygen radical absorbance capacity; SD, standard deviation; SST, serum separator tube; TAC, total antioxidant capacity; TBARS, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances; T.Bili, total bilirubin; TE, trolox equivalents; tGSH, total glutathione; USDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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