why not just stop free radicals?

jmsdean at pipeline.com jmsdean at pipeline.com
Tue Aug 13 07:32:11 EST 1996

can someone please explain how free radicals are formed.  there's lots of
talk about the body forming free radicals when the cells use oxygen but i'm
not sure how this is done.  
secondly, what is the chemical structure of a free radical. 
lastly, why is stopping free radical production, as opposed to using
scaverngers like anti-oxidants, not a current possibility.   

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