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Leading Edge Antioxidants Research (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Harold V Panglossi

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Harold V Panglossi

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In biological systems, the normal processes of oxidation (plus a minor contribution from ionising radiation) produce highly reactive free radicals. These can readily react with and damage other molecules. In some cases the body uses free radicals to destroy foreign or unwanted objects, such as in an infection. However, in the wrong place, the body's own cells may become damaged. Should the damage occur to DNA, the result could be cancer. Antioxidants decrease the damage done to cells by reducing oxidants before they can damage the cell. Virtually all studies of mammals have concluded that a restricted calorie diet extends the lifespan of mammals by as much as 100%. This remarkable finding suggests that food is actually more damaging than smoking. As food produces free radicals (oxidants) when metabolised, antioxidant-rich diets are thought to stave off the effects of ageing significantly better than diets lacking in antioxidants. The reduced levels of free radicals, resulting from a reduction in their production by metabolism, is thought to be a major cause of the success of caloric restriction in increasing life span. Antioxidants consist of a group of vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and carotenoids (such as beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein). This new book brings together the latest research in this dynamic field.


Imprint: nova science publishers
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2007
Editors: Harold V Panglossi
Dimensions: 180 x 260 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 266
Edition: Illustrated Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-60021-274-1
Categories: Promotions
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Biochemistry
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Biochemistry > General
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > Personal & public health > Dietetics & nutrition
Books > Medicine > General issues > Medical equipment & techniques > Medical research
LSN: 1-60021-274-3
Barcode: 9781600212741

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