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Author(s): Calhau, Conceição
Santos, Alejandro
Title: Oxidative stress in the metabolic syndrome
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: This chapter describes the relationships between oxidative stress and the metabolic syndrome. Evidence suggests that oxidative stress may be involved in the aetiology, pathogenesis, and development of the metabolic syndrome. Additionally an important question remains to be asked: should we focus on antioxidant supplementation for managing the progression of complications, or on earlier steps before the development of complications? We think that it is crucial to interfere in both steps to prevent and treat several diseases, including the metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, antioxidant therapy may not only be too late, but it may also miss a large fraction of the target, as nonoxidative pathways do also contribute to cell damage. © 2009 Springer Netherlands.
Subject: Outras ciências médicas
Other medical sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Outras ciências médicas
Medical and Health sciences::Other medical sciences
Source: Oxidative stress, inflammation and angiogenesis in the metabolic syndrome
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: restrictedAccess
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