A new study published in a recent issue of the journal Oxidative Medicine & Cellular Longevity, now links diets with high fat content to the release of excess free radicals in the body. Elevated free radical release in the body, also known as oxidative stress, is sometimes targeted by antioxidants and has been tied to a number of disorders such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. The study, which was confined to women, also demonstrated that women who were obese were more likely to have higher and prolonged release of free radicals in the body when compared to non-obese counterparts. These findings shed significant new light on the almost immediate role diet can play in relation to the development of long-term disorders in the body and provides new information to design new therapies for a number of diseases caused by oxidative stress.

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