Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vitamins and glucose metabolism: The role of static magnetic fields

Vitamins and glucose metabolism: The role of static magnetic fields

Posted online on August 4, 2014. (doi:10.3109/09553002.2014.930537)

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Laboratory of Integrative Physiology, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Cathage University
Correspondence: Dr Aïda Lahbib, PhD, Laboratoire de Physiologie Integrée, Faculté des sciences de Bizerte
7021 Jarzouna
 Tunisie. Tel: + 216 (72) 591906. Fax: + 216 (72) 590666. E-mail: 

Purpose: This review focuses on our own data and other data from the literature of static magnetic fields (SMF) bioeffects and vitamins and glucose metabolism. Three main areas of investigation have been covered: Static magnetic field and glucose metabolism, static magnetic field and vitamins and the role of vitamins on glucose metabolism.
Conclusion: Considering these articles comprehensively, the conclusions are as follows: The primary cause of changes in cells after incubation in external SMF is disruption of free radical metabolism and elevation of their concentration. Such disruption causes oxidative stress leading to an unsteadiness of glucose level and insulin release. Moreover, based on available data, it was concluded that exposure to SMF alters plasma levels of vitamin A, C, D and E; these parameters can take part in disorder of glucose homeostasis and insulin release.

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