From Salzburg, Austria:
I was researching the use of antioxidants for my paper, so a friend, who has type 1 diabetes asked my opinion about using them (vitamins, supplements) in his case. I found some articles, but I couldnīt find enough to feel able to give him advice. I know there have already been questions about vitamin E, but arenīt there any new results or more definitive answers? Can I tell him that the "damages" result from oxidative stress that he can reduce with exogenous antioxidants?
As far as I am aware, there is no conclusive evidence that diabetes is a result of primary oxidative stress response and no evidence that antioxidants have any significant effect on preventing or reducing the effects of diabetes.
Original posting 21 Oct 2002
Posted to Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:37
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