Friday, December 5, 2008

How to make sense of oxidative stress and dementia

You shouldbe interested in this multipart series about oxidative stress and dementia

We were talking about oxidative stress and why it is bad. It is bad because of the damage to cells caused by free radicals which are a result of breathing in oxygen. Free radicals are extremely unstable and can cause damage to various parts of a cell.

Besides taking in oxygen which everyone has to do to live, other pollutants can increase the amount of free radicals in a person’s body.

Things such as pollution, sunlight, smoking and mercury can increase the amount of free radicals in your body.

The important thing is how can your body combat the formation of free radicals.

The answer is……… read all the info

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