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 principal cause of aging. However, they may have found… Continue reading "How Free Radicals Damage Our Bodies"
Tag: Mitochondrial Theory of Aging
Summary: Can these compounds prevent Alzheimer’s while slowing down the aging process? Rapamycin is the leading candidate, as it has been shown to prevent Alzheimer’s in mice. [This article first appeared on the LongevityFacts website. Author: Brady Hartman. ] FDA-approved drugs called geroprotectors may be a simple and inexpensive way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease say an international team of researchers in a… Continue reading "Researchers Report These Drugs Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease"
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)"