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Dietary antioxidants shown to reduce oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer

More evidence in favour of dietary antioxidants has been delivered by a recently published American study. With some scientific evidence suggesting that oxidative stress is involved in the development and progression of prostate cancer, scientists in the study investigated the association between antioxidants from diet and supplements and biomarkers of oxidative stress in blood , urine and prostate tissue.

According to the scientists,  greater antioxidant intake led to lower urinary 8-isoprostane concentrations.

A 10 % increase in antioxidant intake corresponding to an unadjusted 1.1 % decrease in urinary 8-isoprostane levels. 8-Isoprostane is a marker of the oxidative degradation of lipids.

The participants were men from the North Carolina –Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina and the University of California in the US.

Nutraingredients.com has an article on the research , which you can read HERE.

Ref. doi.org/10.1017/S0007114515004249

 

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