Antioxidants in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kushtagi, Pralhad (2003) Antioxidants in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Asian J Obs & Gynae Practice , 7 (6). pp. 21-24.

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Oxygen is crucial to the body for its metabolism. However, oxygen utilization also results in the generation of oxidative products. These oxidants (free radicals, reactive oxygen species) can cause collateral damage to tissues and organs. The human body has built in mechanisms to counteract free radicals, unfortunately aging, disease or both gradually overwhelm these antioxidant defense mechanisms. This review explores evidence that oxidants and antioxidants might be involved in various disease processes in obstetrics (preeclampsia, diabetes, prelabor rupture of membranes) and gynecology (recurrent pregnancy loss, male infertility, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, menopause). It is urged that nothing can replace the daily dietary consumption of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables amidst maze of antoxidant suppliments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reactive oxygen species; oxidative stress; antioxidants
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 07:05
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 07:05

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