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Questions tagged [antioxidant]

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

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Does hydrogen-infused water have these health benefits?

I recently saw a local shop selling packages of water infused with hydrogen gas. It was alleged that hydrogen is an antioxidant and therefore drinking hydrogen-infused water would have various health ...
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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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Is tobacco smoke an antioxidant?

While reading the works of a popular nutrition guru who happens to be a food chemistry scientist I stumbled about his claim that the antioxidant theory of health benefits derived from them was ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...