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Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) Supplements Modulate Circulating MicroRNA (miR-21) in Atherosclerosis Patients; A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Shonaz Ahmadi Khatir 1 , Ayatollah Bayatian 2 , Abolfazl Barzegari 3 , Neda Roshanravan 4 , Abdolrasoul Safaiyan 5 , Graciela Pavon-Djavid 6 and Alireza Ostadrahimi 1 , *
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1 Nutrition Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Naja Research Center, Tehran, Iran
3 Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
5 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Road Traffic Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
6 INSERM U1148, Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science, Paris 13 University, Paris, France
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: October 2018, 20 (10); e80260
  • Published Online: October 17, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: June 8, 2018
  • Revised: August 24, 2018
  • Accepted: August 26, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.80260

To Cite: Ahmadi Khatir S, Bayatian A , Barzegari A, Roshanravan N, Safaiyan A , et al. Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) Supplements Modulate Circulating MicroRNA (miR-21) in Atherosclerosis Patients; A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2018 ; 20(10):e80260. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.80260.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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