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Reactive oxygen species not only attack DNA but lipid membranes; a process known as lipid peroxidation. Malondialdehyde (MDA) is a major by product created during this process. Therefore MDA can be used a marker of oxidative stress of membrane oxidation and the need for fat soluble vitamins.
Uric acid is the final product of purine metabolism and can be oxidised to allantoin by reactive oxygen species. It is the oxidative waste product of the muscle and other visceral tissue. Therefore allantoin can be used a marker for the assessment of muscle oxidative stress.
Reactive carbonyl compounds are formed during oxidation of carbohydrates and lipid peroxidation. These compounds are intermediates in the formation of advance glycation end products (AGEs) which can produce more free radicals and activate pro inflammatory cytokines.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive function
- Inflammatory conditions, e.g. Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic disease e.g. Diabetes
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