Thursday, December 27, 2007

Glutathione, the other Surrogate Marker

It has been noted even by HIV discoverer, Dr Luc Montagnier, that disease progression requires the depletion of glutathione, the body's main endogenous antioxidant. There is evidence that glutathione levels are highly predictive of survival, regardless of CD4 count. Says Dr Montagnier,

"In HIV infected patients, the glutathione system is depressed even at early stages. The rationale is to restore the oxidative protection system back to normal."

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