why not just stop free radicals?

Matti Narkia narkia at clinet.fi
Thu Aug 22 12:00:23 EST 1996


jmsdean at pipeline.com wrote:

>lastly, why is stopping free radical production, as opposed to using
>scaverngers like anti-oxidants, not a current possibility.   
> 
I'm not an expert in these matters, but according to my understanding a
certain amount of free radicals is useful and necessary for the human body.
Some cells in the immune system for example use free radicals to destroy
bacteria, viruses and cancer cells. It's the uncontrolled overproduction of
free radicals which is the problem.


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Matti Narkia               <narkia at clinet.fi>
Helsinki, Finland





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