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Br J Nutr. 2008 May;99 E Suppl 1:ES109-17. doi: 10.1017/S000711450896579X.

Antioxidant phytochemicals against type 2 diabetes.

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Department of Clinical Biochemistry, The Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, Kopernika 15a, Kraków 31-501, Poland. mbkiec@cyf-kr.edu.pl

Abstract

Dietary phytochemicals, of which polyphenols form a considerable part, may affect the risk of obesity-associated chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. This article presents an overview on how phytochemicals, especially polyphenols in fruits, vegetables, berries, beverages and herbal medicines, may modify imbalanced lipid and glucose homeostasis thereby reducing the risk of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes complications.

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18503731
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10.1017/S000711450896579X
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