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Title: Antioxidant properties of drugs used in type 2 diabetes management : could they contribute to, confound or conceal effects of antioxidant therapy?
Authors: Choi, SW
Ho, CK 
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Redox report, 2017, p. 1-24
Abstract: Objectives: This is a narrative review, investigating the antioxidant properties of drugs used in the management of diabetes, and discusses whether these antioxidant effects contribute to, confound, or conceal the effects of antioxidant therapy.Methods: A systematic search for articles reporting trials, or observational studies on the antioxidant effect of drugs used in the treatment of diabetes in humans or animals was performed using Web of Science, PubMed, and Ovid. Data were extracted, including data on a number of subjects, type of treatment (and duration) received, and primary and secondary outcomes. The primary outcomes were reporting on changes in biomarkers of antioxidants concentrations and secondary outcomes were reporting on changes in biomarkers of oxidative stress. Results: Diabetes Mellitus is a disease characterized by increased oxidative stress. It is often accompanied by a spectrum of other metabolic disturbances, including elevated plasma lipids, elevated uric acid, hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, and central obesity. This review shows evidence that some of the drugs in diabetes management have both in vivo and in vitro antioxidant properties through mechanisms such as scavenging free radicals and upregulating antioxidant gene expression. Conclusion: Pharmaceutical agents used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes has been shown to exert an antioxidant effect..
Keywords: Antioxidants
Diabetes
Drug management
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Journal: Redox report 
ISSN: 1351-0002
EISSN: 1743-2928
DOI: 10.1080/13510002.2017.1324381
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