9781617283451

Decreasing Oxidative Stress and Retarding the Aging Process

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  • ISBN13:

    9781617283451

  • ISBN10:

    1617283452

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS INC
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Summary

Ageing is an inevitable biological process that affects most living organisms. The link between metabolic rate and reactive oxygen species production is an important and long-standing question, and a source of much controversy. A by-product of cell respiration in mitochondria is the formation of reactive oxygen species due to electron leakage from the electron transport chain during oxidative phosphorylation. In simple terms, humans are ageing due to oxygen consumption. Damage induced by oxygen appears to be the major contributor to ageing and the degenerative diseases of ageing such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune system decline, and brain dysfunction. This book presents the reasons for oxidative stress formation and the answer to why during the course of evolution the process of free radical damage and defense did not become more perfect so as to produce less free radicals.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Aging Process
Description of the Problem
Metabolic Rate & Life Span
The Evolutionary Reasons for Not Perfecting the Prevention of Free Radical Formation
Methods to Decrease Oxidative Stress & Retard the Aging Process
How Do Methods Claiming to Decrease Oxidative Stress Compare with Studies on Long-Lived Populations?
Methodology for Detection of Oxidative State in Biological Systems
Conclusion
Index
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