January 2001 Issue
Antioxidants May Stave Off Diabetes Damage
Diet, exercise and sometimes medication is the trifecta for controlling type 2 diabetes and its long-term complications. Emerging research now suggests that high-dose antioxidant supplements might be a worthwhile addition to the arsenal. Free Radical Damage. Diabetes is on the rise, especially in younger people. With the condition can come a host of serious complications, including heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage and blindness. People with diabetes are particularly predisposed to oxidative damage from free radicals. They also have altered immune
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