Exercise at old age: does it increase or alleviate oxidative stress?

@article{Ji2001ExerciseAO,
  title={Exercise at old age: does it increase or alleviate oxidative stress?},
  author={Li Li Ji},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={928},
  pages={236-47}
}
  • Li Li Ji
  • Published 2001 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Aging is associated with increased free radical generation in the skeletal muscle that can cause oxidative modification of protein, lipid, and DNA. Physical activity has many well-established health benefits, but strenuous exercise increases muscle oxygen flux and elicits intracellular events that can lead to increased oxidative injury. The paradox arises as to whether exercise would be advisable to aged population. Research evidence indicates that senescent organisms are more susceptible to… CONTINUE READING
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