Buckwheat Honey Protects Against DNA Damage

Apitherapy News  June 18, 2012

Protective Effects of Buckwheat Honey on DNA Damage Induced by Hydroxyl Radicals Food Chem Toxicol, 2012 Jun 6 To understand the antioxidant properties of buckwheat honeys, we investigated their antioxidant effects on hydroxyl radical-induced DNA breaks in the non-site-specific and site-specific systems, the physicochemical properties, antioxidant activities (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, chelating, and reducing power assays), total phenolic content and individual phenolic acids were also determined.