Reactive Oxygen Species

Researchers should 'sum up the level of evidence available rather than test another new antioxidant extracted from a different fruit'. ©iStock/brozova

Antioxidant evidence is very weak, concludes review

By Eliot Beer

Evidence for the beneficial effects of antioxidants is very weak, and researchers should work harder to understand the mechanisms behind oxidative stress, an academic review has concluded.

Antioxidants to tackle old age

Antioxidants to tackle old age

What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases?
What changes occur in the human body when it ages? A European
funded study, co-ordinated by the UK Institute of Food Research in
Norwich, is currently trying to tackle...


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