Summary: Here’s what researchers have discovered about stopping the destruction caused by free radicals, including DNA damage, macromolecular damage, and damage to mitochondrial DNA. [This article first appeared on the website LongevityFacts.com. Author: Brady Hartman. ] Scientists widely believe that DNA damage and macromolecular damage caused by free radicals generated by our mitochondria is the principle cause of aging. However, they may have found… Continue reading "How Free Radicals Damage Our Bodies"
Tag: DNA Damage
Summary: Without DNA repair, the damage in our genome builds up, which in turn causes disease and aging. Scientists have made headway in understanding our DNA repair mechanisms and have found potential ways to mitigate some of its effects. For those us wanting to live in good health to the age of 120, the damaged DNA in our bodies is… Continue reading "How Our Damaged DNA Kills Us"