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Antioxidants

  • By: Angela Garner & Viswanatha Lanka
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Antioxidants are compounds used by the body to keep cells from being damaged by the oxidative stress of chemical reactions. The by-products of these oxidation reactions, free radicals, are the main cause of harmful chain reactions and are therefore removed or ...

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