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Is lipid peroxidation killing me?

Asked on May 20, 2014
Created May 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Lipid peroxides are the products of chemical damage done by oxygen free radicals to the polyunsaturated fatty acids of cell membranes. The results provide a measure of total serum lipid peroxidation, an indicator of whole body free radical activity. High levels of lipid peroxides are associated with cancer, heart disease, stroke, and aging.

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Here is my level on the Genova Diagnostics test.

I haven't read, nor can I find, anything about this anywhere in the paleo sphere.

There is this study on pubmed that talks about peroxidation while supplementing omega-3 and that vitamin E didn't help suppress the oxidation.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9168460

The results demonstrate that supplementing the diet with n-3 fatty acids resulted in an increase in lipid peroxidation, as measured by plasma MDA release and lipid peroxide products, which was not suppressed by vitamin E supplementation.

As almost everyone following a paleo diet supplements with Omega-3 I'm wondering if this is a possibly major problem.

Is Lipid Peroxidation something to be worried about?

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