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Haque N.,Modern Herbal Group | Salma U.,Modern Herbal Group | Nurunnabi T.R.,Khulna University | Uddin M.J.,Primeasia University | And 3 more authors.
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences | Year: 2011

Globally, the prevalence of chronic, non communicable diseases is increasing at an alarming rate and diabetes is one of them. If diabetes is not controlled then a lot of complication like coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy arise in diabetic patients and causes morbidity and/or mortality. Diabetes is increasing at an epidemic form and in near future the largest increases will take place in the regions dominated by developing economies. So, it will be a great social and economical burden to developing countries as well as the developed. But if we be aware about our diet and lifestyle and take proper medication we may prevent and reduce the prevalence of diabetes. Oral medicine plays an important role in management of diabetes. But most of the oral drugs are costly and have a lot of side effects. For this it is also necessary to take medicines with fewer or no side effects. And anti diabetic medicinal plants may play an important role in this case. In this article we have tried to describe how diet and lifestyle with using medicinal plants may help to prevent or maintain diabetes and help to reduce the mortality and morbidity due to diabetes or complication related to it. © 2011 Asian Network of Seientific information.

Sobhani M.-E.,Khulna University | Haque N.,Modern Herbal Group | Islam A.T.M.K.,Sogang University | Salma U.,Modern Herbal Group | And 3 more authors.
Biotechnology | Year: 2011

In this study, a typical psycho-neuro-endocrino-immune network has been developed in which, Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone (CRH), adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), glucocorticoids (GC), (3-endorphin ((3-end) and met-enkephalin (Met-enk) are found as important endocrine components and T cells, B cells, monocytes/macrophages, Natural Killer (NK) cells and their cytokines that is tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), interferon gamma (IFN-y) and interleukins such as IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12 etc., are found as important immune components. Finally, it has been shown that, brief naturalistic stressors have different immune modulatory activities such as, cause shift of TH1 to TH2 cytokine response which is harmful to one's homeostasis and increase disease susceptibility. © 2011 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Haque N.,International Islamic University Malaysia | Haque N.,Modern Herbal Group | Salma U.,Modern Herbal Group | Haque A.K.M.F.,Modern Herbal Group | And 5 more authors.
Trends in Medical Research | Year: 2011

Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is the number one killer and leading cause of disability among women in most of the developed countries. Several epidemiological studies indicate that women during the fertile age have a lower risk of cardiac events and the female hormone estrogen provides this natural protection. Usually, the protection fades after menopause and this risk increases gradually in the five to ten years after the female hormone estrogen begins to dwindle. Hence, postmenopausal women leaving with untreated risk factors make them vulnerable to develop myocardial infarction, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. In addition, several recently published articles have shown the effect of stress on cardiovascular system and in pathogenesis of myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia. Moreover, the effect of stress on estrogen level has also been supported by some recently published articles. For these reasons, in this review the possible links among stress, estrogen and CVD in women have been described. © 2011 Academic Journals Inc.

Haque N.,Modern Herbal Group | Salma U.,Modern Herbal Group | Nurunnabi T.R.,Khulna University | Haque A.K.M.F.,Bangladesh Institute of Medical Science BIMS | And 3 more authors.
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences | Year: 2010

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. There are a lot of cancer causing agents which are divided as physical carcinogens, chemical carcinogens and biological carcinogens. But most of the carcinogens or causes of cancer are related to our lifestyle like diet, habit, occupation, radiation and some infection, etc. Chemoprevention is highly necessary to prevent cancer related preterm death. For this besides avoiding the causes of cancer we should concentrate ourselves on our diet. Because, numerous phytochemicals derived from edible plants have been reported to interfere with a specific stage of the carcinogenic process. Many mechanisms have been shown to account for the anticarcinogenic actions of dietary constituents and recently attention has been focused on intracellular-signalling cascades as common molecular targets for various chemopreventive phytochemicals. In this study, we tried to describe lifestyle related causes of cancer and the molecular basis of cancer prevention through the phytochemicals. © 2010 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

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