Low molecular weight antioxidants and their role in skin ageing

@article{Podda2001LowMW,
  title={Low molecular weight antioxidants and their role in skin ageing},
  author={Maurizio Podda and Marcella Grundmann-Kollmann},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={26}
}
There is increasing evidence that reactive oxygen species play a pivotal role in the process of ageing. The skin, as the outermost barrier of the body, is exposed to various exogenous sources of oxidative stress, in particular UV‐irradiation. These are believed to be responsible for the extrinsic type of skin ageing, termed photo‐ageing. It therefore seems reasonable to try to increase levels of protective low molecular weight antioxidants through a diet rich in fruits and vegetables or by… 
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