Antioxidants Improve Diabetes Risk
If you fall into type 2 diabetes early stages, should avoid consuming antioxidants. Because the antioxidants actually accelerate the diabetes.
During these antioxidants called useful to protect or prevent the cell from free radical damage. Antioxidants prevent cell damage by attacking particles called reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are highly reactive oxidants and have an activity different.
Oxidative stress occurs when the balance disturbed where the number of ROS are increased because the capacity of the antioxidant system of the body is decreased. This oxidative stress is known to accelerate the development of several diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
In his research, Tony Tiganis of Monash University, Australia, examined the effects of oxidative stress in rats fed high-fat diet for 12 weeks. One group created mice that lack the enzyme that is useful for Gpxl against oxidative stress.
The researchers found that the enzyme deficiency causes the formation of insulin resistance, which is an early sign of diabetes. However, when mice were given an antioxidant, they became diabetic.
According to Tiganis, how oxidative stress is not harmful to the body but prevent enzyme damage the body’s ability to use insulin at diabetes onset. And antioxidant protection is estimated to interfere with these mechanisms.
Although this new limited research on mice and not in humans, but Tiganis said that there have been several studies that say antioxidants do not protect the body from diabetes. “If you do not want to get diabetes, my suggestion is to have a healthy diet and exercise, rather than antioxidant supplements,” he said.