Oxidative Stress: Free Radical Build up Oxidative stress is the disparity between free radical build up and the ability of the body to eliminate or detoxify their deleterious effects by antioxidants. Oxidative stress accelerates aging. Studies show that the lower the metabolic rate, the greater the life span. Conversely, the higher the metabolic rate, the …
Free radical build up contributes to a host of chronic age-related diseases. Elimination can be achieved with dietary antioxidants found in foods containing substances like resveratrol and curcurmin. This chapter discusses the role of high antioxidant foods in extending life.
This piece describes the role of two vitamins in protecting us against the ravages of age and chronic diseases.