A regenerative antioxidant protocol of vitamin E and α-lipoic acid ameliorates cardiovascular and metabolic changes in fructose-fed rats

Patel, Jatin, Matnor, Nur Azim, Iyer, Abishek and Brown, Lindsay (2011) A regenerative antioxidant protocol of vitamin E and α-lipoic acid ameliorates cardiovascular and metabolic changes in fructose-fed rats. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011 : 120801-1-120801-8.


Author Patel, Jatin
Matnor, Nur Azim
Iyer, Abishek
Brown, Lindsay
Title A regenerative antioxidant protocol of vitamin E and α-lipoic acid ameliorates cardiovascular and metabolic changes in fructose-fed rats
Journal name Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-427X
1741-4288
Publication date 2011-03-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1155/2011/120801
Volume 2011
Start page 120801-1
End page 120801-8
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Type 2 diabetes is a major cause of cardiovascular disease.We have determined whether the metabolic and cardiovascular changes induced by a diet high in fructose in young adult male Wistar rats could be prevented or reversed by chronic intervention with natural antioxidants. We administered a regenerative antioxidant protocol using two natural compounds: α-lipoic acid together with vitamin E (α-tocopherol alone or a tocotrienol-rich fraction), given as either a prevention or reversal protocol in the food. These rats developed glucose intolerance, hypertension, and increased collagen deposition in the heart together with an increased ventricular stiffness. Treatment with a fixed combination of vitamin E (either α-tocopherol or tocotrienol-rich fraction, 0.84 g/kg food) and α-lipoic acid (1.6 g/kg food) normalized glucose tolerance, blood pressure, cardiac collagen deposition, and ventricular stiffness in both prevention and reversal protocols in these fructose-fed rats. These results suggest that adequate antioxidant therapy can both prevent and reverse the metabolic and cardiovascular damage in type 2 diabetes.
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