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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 196) Last page : ( 202)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00035.4

A Review on Dietary Antioxidants

Dr. Suja C, Shuhaib B.*, M Abdurahman uhammed, Khathoom Hunaida, Simi K.

Crescent College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Madayipara, Payangadi R.S.(Post), Kannur, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shubinediyanga@gmail.com

Online published on 9 March, 2016.


An antioxidant is a molecule stable enough to donate an electron to a rampaging free radical and neutralize it, thus reducing its capacity to damage. Mechanism of action of anti oxidant are a chain-breaking mechanism by which the primary antioxidant donates an electron to the free radical present in the systems and removal of ROS/reactive nitrogen species initiators by quenching chain-initiating catalyst. The article present a broad review on the dietary sources, several disease prevention by dietary anti oxidant. In this review study the cancer prevention, aspect of plant poly phenol as dietary anti oxidant in human health and the cardio protective effect, anti diabetic effect, anti aging effect, neuro protective effect are studied. From this review study we have come to the conclusion that dietary antioxidants are good for prevention of many of the lifestyle diseases, cancer etc as prevention is better than cure.



Anti oxidant, Mechanism, Poly phenol etc.


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