On the Benefit of Cinnamomum zeylanicum for Radiology Unit Staff
Ali Akbar Malekirad,
The aim of this study was to determine the anti-oxidative stress capacity
of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CZ) when administered in a controlled
manner to radiology unit staff which are exposed to persistent low-dose
radiation. A group of 27 radiology unit staff were invited to drink CZ
(0.5 g powder mixed with 300 mL boiled water) twice daily for 2 weeks.
Blood samples before and after entering the study was measured for lipid
peroxidation level (LPO), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total thiol
molecules (TTM). The results indicated a significant increase in plasma
TAC (p = 0.0001) and TTM (p = 0.05) and a significant reduction in plasma
LPO (p = 0.044). CZ has marked antioxidant potency and can alleviate complications
of illnesses related to oxidative stress in radiology unit staff. CZ is
recommended to be used as a dietary supplement for radiation protection.
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