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Antioxidant phytochemicals against type 2 diabetes

  • Aldona Dembinska-Kiec (a1), Otto Mykkänen (a2), Beata Kiec-Wilk (a1) and Hannu Mykkänen (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 May 2008

Dietary phytochemicals, of which polyphenols form a considerable part, may affect the risk of obesity-associated chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. This article presents an overview on how phytochemicals, especially polyphenols in fruits, vegetables, berries, beverages and herbal medicines, may modify imbalanced lipid and glucose homeostasis thereby reducing the risk of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes complications.

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