AbstractAntioxidants are among the most popular health-protecting products, sold worldwide without prescription. Indeed, there are many reports showing the benefits of antioxidants but only a few questioning the possible harmful effects of these “drugs”. The normal balance between antioxidants and free radicals in the body is offset when either of these forces prevails. The available evidence on the harmful effects of antioxidants is analyzed in this review. In summary, a hypothesis is presented that “antioxidant-induced stress” results when antioxidants overwhelm the body’s free radicals.
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Villanueva, C.; Kross, R.D. Antioxidant-Induced Stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 2091-2109.
Villanueva C, Kross RD. Antioxidant-Induced Stress. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(2):2091-2109.Chicago/Turabian Style
Villanueva, Cleva; Kross, Robert D. 2012. "Antioxidant-Induced Stress." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 2: 2091-2109.