Category Archives: Free Radicals

Can Oxidative Stress Cause Anxiety?

Anxiety is a serious problems and yet its cause is not fully understood. Stress has been implicated as a causative factor in the development of anxiety, but the biochemical changes that occur in response to this stress are complex and … Continue reading

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What are Antioxidants and Do You Need Them?

In technical terms, free radicals are chemicals that possess unpaired electrons in their outer electron orbits. To the layman, free radicals are chemicals that are chemically reactive and are unstable. Free radicals can be present in humans and their reactivity … Continue reading

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The Free Radical Antioxidant Balance

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Antioxidants and Cell Membranes

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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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How To Boost Antioxidant Defences

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Simple Ways to Boost Antioxidant Defences

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Antioxidants and Lifespan

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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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Plasma Antioxidants Associated with Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin resistance is characterised by an increase in the fasting plasma levels of insulin and glucose, and this is caused by a reduction in the efficiency of the insulin signalling system in the peripheral tissues. The development of insulin resistance … Continue reading

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