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Functional food science and defence against reactive oxidative species

  • A. T. Diplock (a1), J.-L. Charuleux (a2), G. Crozier-Willi (a3), F. J. Kok (a4), C. Rice-Evans (a1), M. Roberfroid (a5), W. Stahl (a6) and J. Viña-Ribes (a7)...


This paper assesses critically the science base that underpins the argument that oxidative damage is a significant causative factor in the development of human diseases and that antioxidants are capable of preventing or ameliorating these disease processes. The assessment has been carried out under a number of headings, and some recommendations for future research are made based on the present day knowledge base.

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