This study has proved that the oxide stress increase during patients stays in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), due to the low levels of antioxidant food consumption.
The oxide stress is caused by the imbalance between the reactive oxygen substances production and the organism defence mechanisms which acts rapidly in the detoxification of these substances or repairs the damage. The oxide stress is involved in many diseases like atherosclerosis, Parkinson, Alzheimer, and it is also significant in the aging process.
This study made by the University of Granada has been carried out by Jimena Abilés, and headed by doctor Elena Planells (Departament of Physiology of the University of Granada), doctor Antonio Pérez de la Cruz (head of the Nutrition and Dietetics Unit of the Ruiz de Alda Hospital in Granada) and doctor Eduardo Aguayo (specialist in the Intensive Cure Unit of this same hospital).First time in Spain
The researchers hope the study will be useful to establish new recommendations for critical patients in our country. The results of this investigation have been recently published in the medical journal "Critical Care".Reference
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