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Antioxidants - Antioxidant status

Antioxidant status - measure urinary isoprostanes derived from arachidonic acid’s interaction with oxygen free radicals and/or serum 8OHdG derived from DNA’s interaction with oxygen free radicals. Evaluation of plasma vitamins C and E. Heart 2004 90 598-602 41800 2004 Summary Interview PubMed

Antioxidants - Disease prevention

Disease prevention - reasonable supplemental doses are vitamin C 250-1000 mg, vitamin E 100-400 I.U. and beta-carotene 6-30 mg. Am J Clin Nutr 1995 62 Suppl. 1521S-6S 23859 1996 Summary Interview PubMed

Antioxidants - red grape, pomegranate - 50659

Antioxidant-rich juice 200 ml (ARJ; 30% red grape, 70% pomegranate; not from concentrate) similar to the antioxidant intake of the Mediterranean dietary pattern containing bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, resveratrol, punicalagin and hydrolysable tannins in a single dose any time daily showed a significant decrease in plasma lipid oxidation and a significant increase in plasma antioxidant capacity. [Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2014 Dec 7. 50659 (1/2015)] Interview PubMed
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