Dietary cysteine alleviates sucrose-induced oxidative stress and insulin resistance

Anyone wanting some really boring biochemistry can look further into how dietary cysteine (an amino acid) gets converted into glutathione (one of the body’s strongest antioxidant and detoxification enzymes).

For the rest of us, this article finds that, in rats, increasing dietary cysteine greatly alleviates the affects of a diet promoting diabetes and insulin resistance. Not that I would promote a diet high in refined carbs, but adding in high quality protein sources such as whey may help protect our bodies from the abuse we dole out as a result of our current lifestyles.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.