[PHNUTR-L] Fruit and Vegetable Intake May Reduce Oxidative Stress
and Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetics
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Tue Jan 1 12:48:40 PST 2008
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Fruit and Vegetable Intake May Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
in Type 2 Diabetics
Reference: "High intake of fruit and vegetables is related to low
oxidative stress and inflammation in a group of patients with type 2
diabetes," Asgard R, Rytter E, et al, Scandinavian Journal of Food and
Nutrition, 2007; 51(4): 149-158. (Address: Department of Biosciences and
Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden).
Summary: In a study involving patients with type 2 diabetes (who have
been known to have increased levels of oxidative stress and
inflammation), fruit and vegetable intake was found to be inversely
associated with oxidative stress, plasma carotenoids were found to be
negatively associated with inflammation, and levels of plasma alpha- and
beta- carotene were strongly and positively associated with fruit and
vegetable intake. These results add to the numerous reasons why type 2
diabetics should be encouraged to increase their intake of vegetables
and fruit. Furthermore, the results suggest that plasma levels of
alpha-carotene and beta-carotene may be useful biomarkers for intake of
fruit and vegetables.
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD < fivestar at nutritionucanlivewith.com >
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