Antioxidants and muscle atrophy in colon cancer: beneficial or deleterious effects?

Abstract

Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterized by an ongoing loss of body weight, mainly due to adipose tissue and skeletal muscle wasting. Muscle atrophy leads to a progressive functional impairment and contributes to a negative impact on patient's quality of life. Oxidative Stress (OS) seems to play a major role in muscle atrophy since OS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.10.735

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