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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 229-235  

Antioxidant Micronutrients in the Prevention of Age-related Diseases

MC Polidori 
 Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie I, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstr. 1, Geb. 22.03, D-40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

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M C Polidori
Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie I, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstr. 1, Geb. 22.03, D-40225 Düsseldorf
Germany

The role and functions of antioxidant micronutrients such as ascorbate (vitamin C), a-tocopherol (vitamin E) and carotenoids that are provided through the diet in aging and in the prevention of age-related diseases are discussed in the present work. In general, a healthy lifestyle involving regular exercise and avoidance of tobacco or alcohol abuse are the key to the prevention of several age-related diseases including cardiovascular diseases, dementia and cancer. A balanced and regular nutrition with at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day is a critical constituent of such a healthy lifestyle.


How to cite this article:
Polidori M C. Antioxidant Micronutrients in the Prevention of Age-related Diseases .J Postgrad Med 2003;49:229-235


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Polidori M C. Antioxidant Micronutrients in the Prevention of Age-related Diseases . J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];49:229-235
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