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Intake of Gnetum Africanum and Dacryodes Edulis, Imbalance of Oxidant/Antioxidant Status and Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Central Africans

  • Mvitu-Muaka Moise,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, The Republic of Congo

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  • Longo-Mbenza Benjamin mail,

    longombenza@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa

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  • Mokondjimobe Etienne,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, The Republic of Congo

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  • Gombet Thierry,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, The Republic of Congo

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  • Kibokela Ndembe Dalida,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, The Republic of Congo

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  • Tulomba Mona Doris,

    Affiliation: Biostatistics Unit, Lomo Medical Center and Heart of Africa Center of Cardiology, Kinshasa, The Republic of Congo

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  • Wayiza Masamba Samy

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa

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  • Published: December 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049411

About the Authors

Mvitu-Muaka Moise
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, The Republic of Congo
Longo-Mbenza Benjamin
Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
Mokondjimobe Etienne, Gombet Thierry
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, The Republic of Congo
Kibokela Ndembe Dalida
Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, The Republic of Congo
Tulomba Mona Doris
Biostatistics Unit, Lomo Medical Center and Heart of Africa Center of Cardiology, Kinshasa, The Republic of Congo
Wayiza Masamba Samy
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: longombenza@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MMM LMB. Performed the experiments: LMB WM. Analyzed the data: LMB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KND TMD ME GT. Wrote the paper: LMB MMM.