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Pubmed Data : Med Klin (Munich). 1999 Oct 15;94 Suppl 3:84-9. PMID: 10554539
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Hepatitis C
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2013 Dec 15 ;21(1):75-81. Epub 2013 Sep 5. PMID: 24012146
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Eur Urol. 2005 Dec;48(6):922-30; discussion 930-1. Epub 2005 Oct 17. PMID: 16263208
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Klin Med (Mosk). 2008;86(11):60-2. PMID: 19177797
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Hepatitis C
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Pubmed Data : J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Sep;39(8):737-42. PMID: 16082287
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Arzneimittelforschung. 2006;56(6):387-93. PMID: 16413416
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Eur J Clin Nutr. 2010 Oct ;64(10):1239-41. Epub 2010 Jul 14. PMID: 20628405
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Hemochromatosis
Pharmacological Actions : Iron Chelating Agents
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Pubmed Data : Pharm Res. 2008 Aug;25(8):1807-14. Epub 2008 Jan 31. PMID: 18236139
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants
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Pubmed Data : Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Mar 17;34(2):362-365. Epub 2009 Dec 24. PMID: 20035818
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : J Cosmet Dermatol. 2008 Mar;7(1):8-14. PMID: 18254805
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Rosacea
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Pubmed Data : Clin Cancer Res. 2006 May 1;12(9):2944-50. PMID: 16675592
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Gastroenterology. 2008 Nov;135(5):1561-7. Epub 2008 Aug 3. PMID: 18771667
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Hepatitis C
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Pubmed Data : Biol Pharm Bull. 2005 Dec;28(12):2211-5. PMID: 11841050
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2009 May;16(5):391-400. Epub 2009 Mar 19. PMID: 19303273
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Hepatitis: Acute
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Pubmed Data : J Proteomics. 2010 Mar 10;73(5):951-64. Epub 2010 Jan 4. PMID: 19139781
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Jun;23(3):359-65. Epub 2009 May 7. PMID: 19453758
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Thalassemia
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2015 Feb 15 ;22(2):290-6. Epub 2015 Jan 19. PMID: 25765835
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : BMC Gastroenterol. 2012 ;12:32. Epub 2012 Apr 12. PMID: 22497849
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Spirulina
Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2015 Feb 15 ;22(2):231-7. Epub 2014 Dec 18. PMID: 25765827
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Barberry, Milk Thistle
Diseases : Dyslipidemias
Pharmacological Actions : Hypoglycemic Agents
Additional Keywords : Plant Extracts
Problem Substances : Statin Drugs
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Pubmed Data : J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Sep;42(8):937-44. PMID: 18458640
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Hepatitis C
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Pubmed Data : J Med Virol. 2008 Nov;80(11):1900-6. PMID: 18814247
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Hepatitis C
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Pubmed Data : PLoS One. 2010;5(7):e11902. Epub 2010 Jul 30. PMID: 20689586
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : PLoS One. 2009;4(4):e5284. Epub 2009 Apr 22. PMID: 19384424
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : Circulation. 2009 Nov 17;120(20):1951-60. Epub 2009 Nov 2. PMID: 19884466
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : J Diet Suppl. 2010 Jun 1;7(2):159-178. PMID: 20740052
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants
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Pubmed Data : Burns. 2007 Nov;33(7):908-16. Epub 2007 May 22. PMID: 17521818
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Burns, Burns: Severe
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Pubmed Data : Br J Cancer. 2005 Sep 5;93(5):590-6. PMID: 17852500
Study Type : Animal Study
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Diseases : Oxidative Stress
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants
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Pubmed Data : Pak J Biol Sci. 2010 May 15 ;13(10):463-79. PMID: 21848071
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : Mutat Res. 2010 Jan;695(1-2):55-60. Epub 2009 Nov 27. PMID: 19945544
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Silibinin
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants, Radioprotective
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Pubmed Data : World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr 28 ;15(16):1943-50. PMID: 19399925
Study Type : Transgenic Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Silibinin
Diseases : Liver Cancer
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Pubmed Data : Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Sep;12(9):933-9. PMID: 14504208
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : Cell Physiol Biochem.2007;20(6):925-34. PMID: 17982275
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor
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Pubmed Data : Mol Carcinog. 2006 Jun;45(6):436-42. PMID: 16637061
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Prostate Cancer
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2010 Feb;17(2):116-25. Epub 2009 Jul 3. PMID: 19577454
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : Med Pregl. 2003;56 Suppl 1:79-83. PMID: 15510919
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : Z Naturforsch C. 2010 May-Jun;65(5-6):337-46. PMID: 20653235
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Flavonoids, Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Biochem Pharmacol. 2000 Apr 15;59(8):1015-22. PMID: 10692567
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Cholestasis
Pharmacological Actions : Hepatoprotective
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Pubmed Data : Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Mar;30(3):407-13. PMID: 16499481
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2010 Sep 1;247(2):116-28. Epub 2010 Jun 21. PMID: 20600218
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants, Hepatoprotective
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Pubmed Data : Nutr Metab (Lond). 2008 Jul 5;5:18. PMID: 18601745
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Hepatoprotective
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Pubmed Data : J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;37(4):336-9. PMID: 14506392
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants, Hepatoprotective
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Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2009 Dec 3. PMID: 19960427
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Hepatology. 2001 Aug;34(2):329-39. PMID: 11481618
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Pak J Biol Sci. 2008 Jul 15;11(14):1835-9. PMID: 18817226
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Cortisol: High
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Pubmed Data : Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2010 Feb 5. Epub 2010 Feb 5. PMID: 20144634
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Apoptotic, Antioxidants, Hepatoprotective
Additional Keywords : Drug: Doxorubicin
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2009 Sep;16(9):839-44. Epub 2009 Mar 20. PMID: 19303749
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Secretagogue
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Pubmed Data : Hum Exp Toxicol. 2015 Jan ;34(1):56-64. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PMID: 24740923
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Pharmacological Actions : Anticarcinogenic Agents
Additional Keywords : Tumor Suppressor Proteins
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Pubmed Data : J Med Food. 2010 Aug;13(4):992-8. PMID: 18593606
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2009 Apr;16(4):369-76. Epub 2009 Feb 6. PMID: 15590105
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Vitamin C
Diseases : Lead Poisoning
Pharmacological Actions : Antiproliferative , Apoptotic, Hepatoprotective
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Pubmed Data : Free Radic Biol Med. 2011 Mar 15;50(6):700-9. Epub 2010 Dec 15. PMID: 21167278
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pubmed Data : Free Radic Biol Med. 2009 Feb 1;46(3):430-40. Epub 2008 Nov 17. PMID: 19056485
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Diseases : Oxidative Stress
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants
Additional Keywords : Drug Synergy
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Pubmed Data : Semin Cancer Biol. 2015 Apr 9. Epub 2015 Apr 9. PMID: 25865774
Study Type : Review
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Pubmed Data : J Dent Res. 2006 Mar;85(3):220-5. PMID: 16498067
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Oral Cancer
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Pubmed Data : Biochem Pharmacol. 2001 Jun 15;61(12):1487-95. PMID: 11377378
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Silibinin
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants, Enzyme Inhibitors
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Pubmed Data : Oncogene. 2003 Nov 13;22(51):8271-82. PMID: 14614451
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Silibinin
Diseases : Colon Cancer
Pharmacological Actions : Apoptotic, Cell cycle arrest, Enzyme Inhibitors
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Pubmed Data : Fitoterapia. 2004 Jun;75(3-4):375-7. PMID: 11410232
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Additional Keywords : Iron Chelation
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Pubmed Data : Int J Cancer. 2008 Jul 1;123(1):41-50. PMID: 18435416
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Prostate Cancer
Pharmacological Actions : Cell cycle arrest
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Pubmed Data : Curr Med Chem. 2006;13(9):1055-74. PMID: 16611084
Study Type : Review
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Substances : Milk Thistle
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Pubmed Data : Virol J. 2009 Jan 20;6:8. PMID: 19782083
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pubmed Data : J BUON. 2015 Mar-Apr;20(2):555-61. PMID: 26011349
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Silymarin
Diseases : Liver Cancer
Pharmacological Actions : Antiproliferative , Telomerase Inhibitor
Additional Keywords : Plant Extracts
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Pubmed Data : Gastroenterology. 2007 May;132(5):1925-36. Epub 2007 Feb 21. PMID: 17484885
Study Type : Commentary
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Substances : Milk Thistle
Diseases : Hepatitis C
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Pubmed Data : Nutr Cancer. 2010 Aug;62(6):811-24. PMID: 20661831
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pubmed Data : J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2015 Oct ;20(4):292-301. Epub 2015 Feb 16. PMID: 25686616
Study Type : Review
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Pubmed Data : Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Mar;46(3):1006-13. Epub 2007 Nov 1. PMID: 18054420
Study Type : Commentary
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Substances : Milk Thistle, Yacón
Diseases : Fatty Liver

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