Evaluacióndel efecto de la Lepidium meyenii "Maca" en la mucosa gástrica en pacientes con dispepsia funcional

Translated title of the contribution: Assesing the effect of Lepidium meyenii "Maca" on the gastric mucosa in patients with functional dyspepsia

Harold E.duardo Benites Goñi, Jaime Cok García, Alejandra Bussalleu Cavero, Katherine Y.elenia Bustamente Robles, Arturo Zegarra Chang, Eduar Bravo, Alejandro Bussalleu Rivera

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to determine the histological effect of Lepidium meyenii "Maca" on the gastric mucosa in patients with functional dyspepsia.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study consists of a clinical case series, in which the effect of Maca on the gastric histopathology of 29 Peruvian patients diagnosed with functional dyspepsia was examined. The presence of H. pylori, as well as the degree and depth of the gastric mucosa inflammation was evaluated from biopsies obtained before and after the treatment based solely of Maca 3 grams per day for four weeks.

RESULTS: Average values of the degree and depth of mucosal inflammation before and after the treatment were compared showing no statistical difference among the samples. Sixteen patients were infected with H. pylori, and they remained infected after the treatment with Maca.

CONCLUSIONS: A four week long treatment with Maca does not produce significant changes on gastric mucosa of patients with functional dyspepsia, neither on H. pylori eradication.

Translated title of the contributionAssesing the effect of Lepidium meyenii "Maca" on the gastric mucosa in patients with functional dyspepsia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de gastroenterología del Perú : órgano oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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