free radical

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an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron


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The idea that free radicals, produced by our bodies are the culprit behind aging is not true.
The reason why most of us enjoy long, healthy lives is that the body has developed its own unique defence system for fighting the harmful free radicals that cause ageing and cancers.
Antioxidants protect the cells by getting rid of free radical presences in the body and protecting the cells from further damage.
We knew that pollen can make the body make free radicals, but this study shows that pollen takes an active role in making free radicals itself," he says.
By using a sophisticated Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) machine the team takes snapshots of the products of the minute free radical molecules.
The free radical theory of aging is backed by more than seven decades of research on calorie restriction.
The detection of free-radical H*, the potentially most interesting free radical, or N* within the crystal structures was neither expected, nor identified in substitutional or interstitial sites.
Some of the chapters on specific disease processes are quite helpful in bringing the reader up-to-date on the evidence for free radical involvement in the disease process.
In this research study, the antioxidant, ascorbic acid, was given to mice in attempt to lower their free radical count.
Antioxidants cleanse the body of free radicals and help prevent the onset of disease and illness due to free radical damage to cells and genes.
Canada's significant contribution to the history of free radical chemistry.
Such an unstable atom is called a free radical -- and free radicals are constantly being generated in the body by normal and abnormal biochemical processes.
Because of his extraordinary level of physical exertion, Fixx would have run a much higher risk of free radical damage than the average person.
This peer-reviewed E-book covers both the fundamental principles and the recent advances in free radical biomedicine along with in-depth discussions of the clinical correlations.