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Significance of dietary antioxidants for health

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Gordon, M. (2012) Significance of dietary antioxidants for health. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13 (1). pp. 173-179. ISSN 1422-0067

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To link to this article DOI: 10.3390/ijms13010173

Abstract/Summary

Since evidence became available that free radicals were involved in mechanisms for the development of major diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer, there has been considerable research into the properties of natural dietary antioxidants. However, it has become clear that dietary antioxidants can only have beneficial effects in vivo by radical scavenging or effects on redox potential if they are present in tissues or bodily fluids at sufficient concentrations. For many dietary components, absorption is limited or metabolism into derivatives reduces the antioxidant capacity. For many dietary phytochemicals, direct antioxidant effects may be less important for health than other effects including effects on cell signalling or gene expression in vivo.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
ID Code:25696
Uncontrolled Keywords:antioxidants; bioavailability; health
Publisher:MDPI

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