Alpha-lipoic acid supplementation and diabetes.

@article{Singh2008AlphalipoicAS,
  title={Alpha-lipoic acid supplementation and diabetes.},
  author={Uma Shankar Singh and Ishwarlal Jialal},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={646-57}
}
Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder that is usually accompanied by increased production of reactive oxygen species or by impaired antioxidant defenses. Importantly, oxidative stress is particularly relevant to the risk of cardiovascular disease. Alpha-lipoic acid (LA), a naturally occurring dithiol compound, has long been known as an essential cofactor for mitochondrial bioenergetic enzymes. LA is a very important micronutrient with diverse pharmacologic and antioxidant properties… CONTINUE READING
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