Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help counteract insulin resistance caused by excess glucocorticoids

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2013-02-08
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Williams, D.B.
Wan, Z.
Frier, B.C.
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A diet enriched in the antioxidants vitamins C and E partially counteracted the negative effects of glucocorticoid on glucose tolerance, likely through improvements in fatty acid oxidation. This may mean that a diet rich in these vitamins can be part of an effective approach to treat patients with Cushing’s disease.

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This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
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Blood glucose, insulin resistance, glucocorticoids, cortisol, antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E
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