Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--6

Antioxidants: Enhancing oral and general health


Arvind Shetti, Vaishali Keluskar, Ashish Aggarwal 
 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, KLE'S V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Arvind Shetti
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KLE«SQ»S V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka
India

Free radicals and antioxidant therapy have attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Antioxidants are compounds that destroy the free radicals in the body, thereby preventing harmful oxidation-reduction reactions. Antioxidants are critical for maintaining optimum health and well-being. The best sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables, which provide a variety of antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, E, and carotenoids. Currently available data are compatible with the notion that these vitamins act as chemopreventives against some important cancers, e.g., carotenoids for lung cancer, ascorbic acid for salivary gland cancer, tocopherols for head and neck cancers, etc. Thus, a greater consumption of fruits and vegetables should be encouraged as they are the natural sources of these chemopreventive antioxidants along with other protective factors packaged by nature.


How to cite this article:
Shetti A, Keluskar V, Aggarwal A. Antioxidants: Enhancing oral and general health.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2009;21:1-6


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Shetti A, Keluskar V, Aggarwal A. Antioxidants: Enhancing oral and general health. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Mar 6 ];21:1-6
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