Influence of nutritional iron deficiency anemia on DNA stability and lipid peroxidation in rats.

OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between the formation and neutralization of pro-oxidants. Disturbance of the pro-oxidant/antioxidant balance is also considered to be a causative factor underlying oxidative damage to cellular molecules, such as DNA, causing strand breaks. There is considerable controversy about the antioxidant status in… CONTINUE READING