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Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules made by the process of oxidation during normal metabolism). Free radicals may play a part in cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other diseases of aging. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins A, C, and E, and other natural and manufactured substances.
People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

Combined glucocorticoid and antioxidant therapy could benefit premature babies

Combined glucocorticoid and antioxidant therapy could benefit premature babies

Researchers measure brain metabolite levels in people with mild memory problems

Researchers measure brain metabolite levels in people with mild memory problems

Nut consumption could be key to better cognitive health in older people

Nut consumption could be key to better cognitive health in older people

Bioactive compounds in mushrooms may fight neurodegeneration in later life

Bioactive compounds in mushrooms may fight neurodegeneration in later life

Mushroom consumption may reduce odds of having mild cognitive impairment

Mushroom consumption may reduce odds of having mild cognitive impairment

Vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children, finds study

Vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children, finds study

Healthy diets may protect against dementia

Healthy diets may protect against dementia

Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance within days

Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance within days

Researchers analyze differing antioxidant levels in tomatoes of different colors

Researchers analyze differing antioxidant levels in tomatoes of different colors

Existing drug for rare kidney disease could benefit patients with mitochondrial disorders

Existing drug for rare kidney disease could benefit patients with mitochondrial disorders

Eating blueberries could reduce your risk of heart disease

Eating blueberries could reduce your risk of heart disease

Novel ratiometric fluorescent probe for studying cellular activity of anticancer drug

Novel ratiometric fluorescent probe for studying cellular activity of anticancer drug

Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs

Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs

Fasting may boost human metabolic activity, research suggests

Fasting may boost human metabolic activity, research suggests

Cardiovascular disease risk begins even before birth

Cardiovascular disease risk begins even before birth

Synthetic compound from flaxseed can improve heart function in mice with sepsis

Synthetic compound from flaxseed can improve heart function in mice with sepsis

New antibiotic discovery heralds breakthrough in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria

New antibiotic discovery heralds breakthrough in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria

UIC researchers receive $1.7 million NCI grant to study Southeast Asian fruit

UIC researchers receive $1.7 million NCI grant to study Southeast Asian fruit

Using bottled or tap water impacts health benefits of green tea

Using bottled or tap water impacts health benefits of green tea