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Antioxidants in foods: state of the science important to the food industry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21627162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antioxidant foods and ingredients are an important component of the food industry. In the past, antioxidants were used primarily to control oxidation and retard spoilage, but today many are used because of putative health benefits. However, the traditional message that oxidative stress, which involves the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is the basis for chronic diseases and aging is being reexamined. Accumulating evidence suggests that ROS exert essential metabolic functions and that removal of too many ROS can upset cell signaling pathways and actually increase the risk of chronic disease. It is imperative that the food industry be aware of progress in this field to present the science relative to foods in a forthright and clear manner. This may mean reexamining the health implications of adding large amounts of antioxidants to foods.
John W Finley; Ah-Ng Kong; Korry J Hintze; Elizabeth H Jeffery; Li Li Ji; Xin Gen Lei
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-06-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-06     Completed Date:  2011-10-28     Revised Date:  2013-01-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6837-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Office of National Programs, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants* / administration & dosage,  toxicity
Chronic Disease
Dietary Supplements / toxicity
Food Industry / trends*
Gene Expression
Health Promotion
Models, Biological
Oxidative Stress
Reactive Oxygen Species
Signal Transduction
Sulfhydryl Compounds
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Oxidants; 0/Reactive Oxygen Species; 0/Sulfhydryl Compounds

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