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 and was updated on February 23, 2018. Author: Brady Hartman. ] Scientists widely believe that DNA damage and macromolecular damage caused by free radicals generated by our mitochondria is the principal cause of… Continue reading "How Free Radicals Damage Our Bodies"
Tag: Free Radical Theory of Aging
Summary: The mitochondrial free radical theory of aging suggests that antioxidant supplements can repair the damage caused by free radicals. However, this practice is contradicted by a large body of evidence which shows that antioxidant supplements are often harmful. Researchers are discovering more effective ways to improve health by clearing our mitochondrial damage caused by free radicals.[Author: Brady Hartman. This article… Continue reading "Are We Killing Ourselves With Antioxidants? (Why the Free Radical Theory is flawed)"