Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 1,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Implications of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy 


Claudia Borza, Germaine Sãvoiu Balint, Mihaiela Andoni *, Marius Butur

Recieved Date: 2012-05-22, Accepted Date: 2013-01-19


Diabetes mellitus is characterized by the excess of oxygen free radicals production and/or the decrease of antioxidant defense capacity. The intensity of oxidative stress is correlated with the appearance of complications of diabetes (diabetic neuropathy). This study was to assess the endogenous antioxidant defense capacity, the metabolic balance, respectively, nerve conduction speed in a group of patients with type II diabetes after two months of treatment with lipoic acid. 


Reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress, diabetic neuropathy, lipoic acid

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 51-53

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