Functional foods, herbs and nutraceuticals: towards biochemical mechanisms of healthy aging

  title={Functional foods, herbs and nutraceuticals: towards biochemical mechanisms of healthy aging},
  author={C. Ferrari},
  • C. Ferrari
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biogerontology
  • Aging is associated with mitochondrial dysfunctions, which trigger membrane leakage, release of reactive species from oxygen and nitrogen and subsequent induction of peroxidative reactions that result in biomolecules' damaging and releasing of metals with amplification of free radicals discharge. Free radicals induce neuronal cell death increasing tissue loss, which could be associated with memory detriment. These pathological events are involved in cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and… CONTINUE READING
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