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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2002 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 38-43
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2002.38.43
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Antioxidants and Cancer

Nawazish A. Khan

Certain types of cancers are attributed to the damaging effects on free radicals or reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced as a by product during the normal oxidative metabolism. It is a commonly held belief that the long-term regular supplement of antioxidants in appropriate quantities helps to minimize the harmful effects of ROS. This article provides a consolidated review on the existence, mechanism of action at molecular level, and effectiveness of antioxidants in cancer prevention. The studies reviewed here indicated that there is a growing evidence which suggested a preventive role played by antioxidants against fatal diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
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Nawazish A. Khan , 2002. Antioxidants and Cancer. Journal of Medical Sciences, 2: 38-43.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2002.38.43






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