Category Archives: Oxidative Stress

More Evidence That Traditional Diets Provide Health

It is interesting that traditional diets around the World, spatially and temporally, vary considerably. However, analysis of these diets shows that they provide health to their populations despite being very different nutritionally. A closer look at the contents of these … Continue reading

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What Are Free Radicals and Antioxidants?

The environment we inhabit contains around 20 % oxygen, and animals and plant cells require this oxygen to respire. During respiration, energy in the form of glucose is broken down to simpler chemicals, ultimately leading to the production of carbon … Continue reading

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Antioxidants and Obesity: Cure or Treatment

It is becoming increasingly evidenced that obesity is associated with oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can be thought of as a condition whereby the antioxidant defences of the body become diminished through a prolonged and exaggerated production of free radicals. It … Continue reading

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Oxidative Stress and Insulin Resistance

It should always be remembered that the weight gain comes in two forms. Firstly there is the weight gain that is seen in healthy individuals. Such weight gain usually comes and goes over time as activity and nutritional habits change, … Continue reading

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Antioxidants and Lifespan

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Do Processed Meats Cause Insulin Resistance?

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Milk Thistle and Metabolic Syndrome

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Rats Like Wine Too

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Cinnamon Prevents Oxidative Stress

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Green Tea May Improve Your Rat’s Memory

Owning a rat with poor memory is not a common problem. Rats age relatively rapidly and so as their memories decline with advancing years they are already on borrowed time and long-term care is not likely to be a problem. … Continue reading

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