To answer the age-old question of why humans age, scientists have focused their research on the cells of the body. Chronological age is often not a good measure of a person's health and well-being, with some people looking (and acting) younger than their age, while others are just the opposite. The health of our cells may very well be the key to feeling healthy as we age.
One key to understanding cellular defense is knowing that cells require antioxidants and certain nutrients in the right amounts in order to be able to perform their normal functions and to protect and repair themselves.2
If overall health really is a reflection of cellular health, then it is important to maximize the nutrition and lifestyle changes that help those cells defend themselves.
2 Møller P, Loft S. Interventions with antioxidants and nutrients in relation to oxidative DNA damage and repair. Mutat Res. 2004 Jul 13;551(1-2):79-89. PMID: 15225583.
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Posted on: 10/07/13