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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 281510, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/281510
Clinical Study

Improvement of Oxidative and Metabolic Parameters by Cellfood Administration in Patients Affected by Neurodegenerative Diseases on Chelation Treatment

1Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Via L. Mangiagalli 31, 20133 Milan, Italy
2Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan and Haematology-Oncology and BMT Unit, IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via F. Sforza 33, 20122 Milan, Italy

Received 9 May 2014; Revised 20 June 2014; Accepted 23 June 2014; Published 10 July 2014

Academic Editor: Amit K. Srivastava

Copyright © 2014 Alessandro Fulgenzi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. This prospective pilot study aimed at evaluating the effects of therapy with antioxidant compounds (Cellfood, and other antioxidants) on patients affected by neurodegenerative diseases (ND), who displayed toxic metal burden and were subjected to chelation treatment with the chelating agent calcium disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (CaNa2EDTA or EDTA). Methods. Two groups of subjects were studied: (a) 39 patients affected by ND and (b) 11 subjects unaffected by ND (controls). The following blood parameters were analyzed before and after three months’ treatment with chelation + Cellfood or chelation + other antioxidants: oxidative status (reactive oxygen species, ROS; total antioxidant capacity, TAC; oxidized LDL, oxLDL; glutathione), homocysteine, vitamin B12, and folate. Results. After 3-months’ chelation + Cellfood administration oxLDL decreased, ROS levels were significantly lower, and TAC and glutathione levels were significantly higher than after chelation + other antioxidants treatment, both in ND patients and in controls. Moreover, homocysteine metabolism had also improved in both groups. Conclusions. Chelation + Cellfood treatment was more efficient than chelation + other antioxidants improving oxidative status and homocysteine metabolism significantly in ND patients and controls. Although limited to a small number of cases, this study showed how helpful antioxidant treatment with Cellfood was in improving the subjects’ metabolic conditions.