Questions tagged [antioxidant]

A compound which is thought capable of inhibiting the chemical reactions which produce free radicals.

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Can antioxidants prevent cancer?

Antioxidants are often touted as some kind of miracle cure for all kinds of illnesses. They are supposed to prevent damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) to the cells by scavenging those ROS ...
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Do antioxidants have health benefits?

I recently read an article on Yahoo (but have seen them other places) that claim antioxidants are very important and have health benefits. One article even talked about antioxidants ability to ...
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Do products that contain antioxidants have any value over products that do not?

There are a wide variety of food, health, and beauty products that boast containing Antioxidants in order to convince consumers to buy them. Is there any scientific data that backs-up the need for ...
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Do antioxidants improve immune responses in dogs?

The claim "Antioxidants can also be important in improving immune responses in dogs." is being made on this web page. They go on to say Because antioxidants play a key role in minimizing damage to ...