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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.
Disruption of a single gene, Nrf2, plays a critical role in determining the susceptibility to asthma

Disruption of a single gene, Nrf2, plays a critical role in determining the susceptibility to asthma

Anti-cancer claims for green tea 'unlikely', says FDA

Anti-cancer claims for green tea 'unlikely', says FDA

Researchers isolate substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury

Researchers isolate substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury

Grandma was right an apple a day, if its a red one, keeps the doctor away

Grandma was right an apple a day, if its a red one, keeps the doctor away

Vitamin E as part of diet may prevent Parkinson's

Vitamin E as part of diet may prevent Parkinson's

Grapefruit extract may help heal stomach ulcers

Grapefruit extract may help heal stomach ulcers

Grapes may protect against the loss of bladder function associated with an enlarged prostate

Grapes may protect against the loss of bladder function associated with an enlarged prostate

Grapefruit have strong antioxidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach ulcers

Grapefruit have strong antioxidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach ulcers

Moderate recreational and work-related physical activity may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer

Moderate recreational and work-related physical activity may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer

A new approach to prevent cancer

A new approach to prevent cancer

'Wee dram' is good for you!

'Wee dram' is good for you!

Nutritious cranberries good for the heart as well

Nutritious cranberries good for the heart as well

GM mice live longer and give hope for anti-aging treatments

GM mice live longer and give hope for anti-aging treatments

Cranberries good for the heart

Cranberries good for the heart

Paracetamol linked to asthma and reduced lung function

Paracetamol linked to asthma and reduced lung function

Vitamins E and C confirmed safe at high doses

Vitamins E and C confirmed safe at high doses

Researchers determine mechanism of action of chemotherapy drug motexafin gadolinium

Researchers determine mechanism of action of chemotherapy drug motexafin gadolinium

Ginkgo beneficial for multiple sclerosis symptoms

Ginkgo beneficial for multiple sclerosis symptoms

Drinking wine or beer has same result: higher blood pressure

Drinking wine or beer has same result: higher blood pressure

Green tea appears to prevent cancer in men

Green tea appears to prevent cancer in men