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Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2002 Dec;12(6):343-51.

Selected methodologies to assess oxidative/antioxidant status in vivo: a critical review.

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Department of Public Health, Human Nutrition Unit, Parma, Italy.

Abstract

AIM:

This review is intended to be a critical analysis of selected red-ox methodologies aimed at understanding why the biomarker might be valuable and how it can be measured, highlighting any pitfalls and sample interferences, and describing specific cases of application.

DATA SUMMARY:

Over recent years, considerable efforts have been made to identify and validate the markers of the oxidative/antioxidant status of the human body.

CONCLUSION:

Different assays must be applied simultaneously and the related information merged in order to obtain a clearer picture of red-ox status. The relevance of the markers needs to be understood in both pathological and physiological terms: more information is needed about how these markers are regulated in human beings and how they are associated with the diet, because improving health and well-being is as important as preventing the risks of disease itself.

PMID:
12669682
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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