Role of Antioxidants in Oral Cancer and Oral Lesions–Literature Review

  • Nirupa Thomas Reader, Department of Oral Pathology Annoor Dental College and Hospital Perumattom, Muvattupuzha, Kerala India.
  • Lekshmi Venugopal Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology Annoor Dental College and Hospital Perumattom, Muvattupuzha, Kerala India.
  • Tibin K. Baby Reader, Department of Oral Pathology Pushpagiri College of Dental Science, Tiruvalla, Kerala India.
  • Lisa Elizabeth Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Pushpagiri College of Dental Science, Tiruvalla, Kerala India.
  • Anju Mathew Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Pushpagiri college of Dental Science, Tiruvalla, Kerala India.
Keywords: Oral Cancer, Antioxidants, Free Radicals.

Abstract

The successful control of oral cancer will depend on its prevention. Main Prevention measures are discontinuing tobacco use and the use of various nutritional agents containing antioxidants. The antioxidants can be endogenous or obtained exogenously as a part of a diet or as dietary supplements. Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit oxidation of other molecules, thereby preventing the formation of free radicals.1

Published
2020-11-03