Decreasing Oxidative Stress and Retarding the Aging Process (Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives) by Borut Poljsak
English | June 1st, 2010 | ISBN: 1617283452 | 219 Pages | PDF | 7.13 MB
Aging is an inevitable biological process that affects most living organisms. The link between metabolic rate and reactive oxygen species production is an important and long-standing question, and a source of much controversy. A by-product of cell respiration in mitochondria is the formation of reactive oxygen species due to electron leakage from the electron transport chain during oxidative phosphorylation. In simple terms, humans are aging due to oxygen consumption.