Free Radicals, Antioxidants, Aging, and Disease

Free Radicals, Antioxidants, Aging and Disease
  • Copyright:1999
  • ISBN:9781890883188
  • Pages:391

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Free radicals have been associated with the aging process and with several major diseases, as well as with over 100 clinical disorders. Oxidative stress may be of primary importance in atherosclerosis, carcinogenesis, cataractogenesis, and a host of environmental toxins. This book describes current concepts of life expectancy, the aging process, and the presence of free radicals in biological systems. It explores the relationship between free radicals and/or increased oxidative stress and numerous medical disorders, including: atherosclerosis; ischemia/reperfusion injury; pulmonary diseases; liver and kidney disorders; neurodegenerative diseases; inflammation and the immune system; cancer; miscellaneous disorders; and the environment.