Saturday, September 15, 2007

Oxidative Stress

Hey what is this? Is it a type of stress?

I have no idea until my friend Sbanboy asking me whether i would like to attend a 2 hours talk in Sime Darby Convention Centre this afternoon. There was a talk from well known Nutrition Doctor Dr Ray Strand. He wrote couple of books...

So what is Oxidative Stress? According to Wikipedia...

Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen and a biological system's ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates or easily repair the resulting damage. All forms of life maintain a reducing environment within their cells. This reducing environment is preserved by enzymes that maintain the reduced state through a constant input of metabolic energy. Disturbances in this normal redox state can cause toxic effects through the production of peroxides and free radicals that damage all components of the cell, including proteins, lipids, and DNA.

I'm so interested to find out more about Oxidative Stress and found some interesting sites which provide me more about Oxidative stress and its prevention method Antioxidants fruits and vegetables. Here you go some useful URL

Anyway, it was a eye opener for me and learnt more about medical term... Would like to thanks Sbanboy and his friend for helping to get the ticket for this talk.

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