Effect of Xuezhikang Capsule (血脂康胶囊) on serum tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hyperlipidemia
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Fan, X., Deng, Y., Ye, L. et al. Chin. J. Integr. Med. (2010) 16: 119. doi:10.1007/s11655-010-0119-7
- 143 Downloads
To evaluate the effect of Xuezhikang Capsule (血脂康胶囊) on the serum levels of inflammatory factors such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hyperlipidemia, and to explore whether it has anti-inflammatory effect.
A total of 84 patients were randomly assigned to two groups with stratified block randomization, the treatment group (42 cases) and the control group (42 cases). They were treated with Xuezhikang Capsule and polyene phosphatidylcholine capsule for twenty-four weeks, respectively. The changes in serum TNF-α and IL-6 were measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay before treatment and at the 12th and 24th week.
Compared with those before treatment, the serum levels of TNF-α and IL-6 significantly decreased in both groups after treatment (P<0.01). There was no significant change between the two groups for the treatments at different time points (P>0.05) and between the two groups for treatments at the same time points (P>0.05).
Xuezhikang Capsule can inhibit the serum inflammatory factor in patients with NAFLD and hyperlipidemia.