Potential markers of oxidative stress in stroke

This is such an important concept to get a grip on. Sure, we can homogenized our patient’s brains in a blender and directly measure markers of oxidative stress, but patients rarely benefit from this approach.

It does appear from several studies that malondialdehyde (MDA) is turning out to be a good marker. This is nice, because there are already several cheap and easy urine tests to determine qualitatively MDA levels.

Once we get a complete picture of how effective these markers for oxidative stress are in the nervous system, we can begin to take a more aggressive stance on targeted antioxidant therapies to lower risk/progression of neurodegenerative disorders and stroke.

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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.