Background/aim: Alcoholic liver disease is an important health problem which is reversible during early stages of liver damage, but becomes permanent with time. Nowadays, many studies focus on various agents that prevent, reduce or slow the progression of the toxic effects of alcohol. In our study, we investigated the efficiency of ozone and selenium against oxidative damage in a model of alcohol-induced liver damage.
Materials and methods: Forty-eight female Wistar Albino rats between 4 and 6 months of age and weighing 190-250 g were included in the study and were used as models of alcohol liver damage. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), serum and tissue total oxidant levels, serum and tissue total antioxidant levels, and the histopathological evaluation of the liver were performed in 8 groups.
Results: In the statistical analysis, it was observed that ozone and/or selenium therapies decreased the AST levels. Total oxidant and antioxidant serum levels were found to vary in serum and tissue. Ozone and/or selenium therapies decreased liver damage, according to histopathological findings.
Conclusion: Through ozone and/or selenium therapies, less damage was observed histopathologically compared to the alcohol group. It is thought that the results of our study can be used in individual treatments following confirmation of liver damage in alcoholic patients.
Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease; experimental model; ozone; selenium.
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