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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(2), 2091-2109; doi:10.3390/ijms13022091

Antioxidant-Induced Stress

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Escuela Superior de Medicina del IPN, Posgrado e Investigacion, Plan de San Luis y Salvador Diaz Miron S/N, Colonia Casco de Santo Tomas, Mexico, DF. 11340, Mexico
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Kross-Link Laboratories, Bellmore, NY 11710, USA
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Received: 19 December 2011 / Revised: 30 January 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 16 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Nanoparticles (special issue))
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Abstract

Antioxidants 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: antioxidant; oxidative stress; harmful effects antioxidant; oxidative stress; harmful effects
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Villanueva, C.; Kross, R.D. Antioxidant-Induced Stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 2091-2109.

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