This article reviews and summarizes the current scientific
literature addressing the role antioxidants play in the exercising
individual. The antioxidant sections have been written assuming
some knowledge of free radicals is known. However, for those
not familiar with free radicals and antioxidants a brief physiological
overview of these topics is presented in the introduction.
References used in this web site are linked to the corresponding
abstract located at the National
Library of Medicine. Although many vitamins and minerals
have antioxidant properties, this site focuses on only four:
Vitamin A, Vitamin
C, Vitamin E, and selenium.
Among the topics discussed for each antioxidant will be background,
metabolism, daily reference intake, and current research in relation
to exercise. This article was written by Bryan
Helwig, M.S. 2000 graduate of the Department of Human Nutrition
at Kansas State University, under the supervision of Dr. Katherine
Grunewald. We hope you enjoy this article and find it a valuable
resource in the field of antioxidant and exercise research.
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