HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Antioxidant Treatment Holds Promise For Combating Malnourishment

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supplements that help the body create a particular antioxidant may also prevent some of the damaging physical effects caused by malnourishment, new research has shown. The finding may ultimately help provide relief to millions of people.

Malnutrition essentially causes the body to feed on itself, a process that produces high levels of cell-damaging toxins called free radicals. Some antioxidants, scarce in malnourished people, can combat those free radicals.

A new study found that when malnourished rats produced more of the antioxidant glutathione (GSH), it boosted the free-radical fighting capacities of the animals, lungs and livers, said Tammy Bray, professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University. The research appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Nutrition. Results showed that using a supplement to help the body produce more GSH was more effective in protecting the rats from free-radical damage than simply replenishing the protein lacking in their diet.

"Free radical production is often increased in malnourished people," Bray said. "This can impair their antioxidant defense system. We can help counter that by helping the body produce GSH."

Bray said she is looking for opportunities to test GSH therapy on malnourished children in developing countries. These children would receive antioxidants orally in addition to a well-balanced diet.

Bray said that when antioxidants are not available to fight free radical production, the body is more susceptible to debilitating conditions like edema, an illness often characterized by a swollen belly caused by a build-up of fluid in body tissues and cavities.

While high levels of GSH can protect the body from free radical damage, previous research showed that supplementation of GSH itself is not effective. The key to Bray's research was giving rats supple
'"/>

Contact: Tammy Bray
Bray.21@osu.edu
(614) 292-7633
Ohio State University
30-Sep-1998


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Antioxidants during pregnancy may help prevent birth defects tied to alcohol
2. Antioxidant protects islet cells used in transplants for diabetes
3. Antioxidant vitamins may help transplant patients
4. Antioxidant prevents type 1 diabetes in mice
5. AHA Says Scientific Evidence Does Not Yet Support Recommending Vitamin E Or Other Antioxidant Supplements
6. Supplementing Diet With Fruits And Vegetables, Rather Than Vitamins, Provides Needed "Antioxidants"
7. Antioxidant Action Of Vitamin E Significantly Reduces Heart Disease In Mice
8. In New Alzheimers Studies, Lab Tests Show Vitamin E And Other Antioxidants Preventing Brain Cell Death
9. Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation And Lipid Peroxidation In Smokers
10. Antioxidants May Reduce Harmful Complications Of Diabetes
11. Diet, Antioxidant Status, And Smoking Habits In French Men

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... Georgia ... pediatric urologists are among the professionals honored in U.S. News & World ... the country’s pediatric healthcare landscape. , Georgia Urology’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Georgia ...
(Date:7/10/2019)... ... 10, 2019 , ... Inference Solutions , a global ... announced its role in Pizza Hut Australia’s digital transformation initiative to ... key part of this initiative is implementation of an automated call-steering application that ...
(Date:6/27/2019)... ... ... Lighting designers from integrated design firm LPA recently earned two ... both engaging and energy efficient lighting systems. , The lighting for the repositioning of ... California earned an IES Illumination Award of Merit in the Energy and Environment category. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/9/2019)... ... July 08, 2019 , ... Balluff has been named ... as the 2019 Innovative Product of the Year which highlights cutting-edge advancements and ... Sensors Expo & Conference 2019, held this week in San Jose, ...
(Date:6/18/2019)... YORK and SOMERSET, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... Catalent Biologics, today announced that they have entered into an agreement for production ... product candidates, IC-100 for the treatment of rhodopsin-mediated autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RHO-adRP) ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Thought Technology Ltd is pleased to announce ... Tech Ltd as its authorised distributor for the UK and Ireland. , ... and clinical assessment protocols to treat stress related disorders as well as provide ...
(Date:6/11/2019)... ... June 11, 2019 , ... ... Carilion Clinic, a national leader in opioid treatment, announced today they are partnering ... , Mytonomy recently deployed its virtual care platform at the Mayo Clinic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: