antioxidant antioxidant  /ˌæn ti ˈɑk sə dənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides

Usage(s):

  1. Neither the aspirin nor the antioxidant did any better than the placebo in reducing the incidence of heart attack or stroke.
  2. Tomatoes contain lycopene, probably the most powerful antioxidant among the carotenoids, the compounds that turn fruits and veggies deep orange.
  3. An antioxidant supplement could prove helpful for people with a rare hair-pulling disorder.

News

  1. Readers Respond to "The Myth of Antioxidants"

    ANTIOXIDANTS AND HEALTH [More]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Scientific American

  2. Hepatitis A outbreak: Townsend Farms passes health inspections

    The point of the inspection was to ensure that no employee had become infected by the Organic Antioxidant Blend or, in turn, passed the virus to friends or family.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Class-action lawsuit filed over hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

    A New Mexico man filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of several people sickened with hepatitis A from eating a frozen berry mix. The plaintiff in the case is Anthony McConaghy, of Albuquerque, who was exposed to hepatitis A after eating Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend. Similar class-action suits were filed Wednesday in all eight states where the outbreak happened. To date, 99 have ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOAT Albuquerque

Quotes

  1. "I wanted to figure out a model to explain the sex-specific effects we saw in the antioxidant and p53 gene studies," Tower said.
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: John Tower Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "Basically, it's got a very high content of powerful antioxidant compounds that help boost the body's defenses against cancer, heart disease, other chronic diseases," Eating Well for Optimum Health author Dr. Andrew Weil said.
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Andrew Weil Source: WFIE-TV

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