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J Nephropathol. 2013 Apr;2(2):152-3. doi: 10.12860/JNP.2013.26. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

Plants antioxidants: From laboratory to clinic.

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Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
Department of Pathology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.


Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education: Eating whole vegetables, fruits and grains, which all are rich in antioxidants, provides protection against most of oxidative stress induced diseases, however, this does not mean that antioxidants will prevent or fix the problem, especially not when they are taken out of their natural context. It should be noted that although the results of the studies are inconclusive, but most of the studies conducted till now have had limitations due to their relatively short duration and conducting on patients with existing diseases.


Antioxidants; Free radicals; Nephrotoxicity

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