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Tag: Antioxidants

Atherosclerosis
Scientists have drastically improved various symptoms of atherosclerosis in mice by precisely targeting mitochondria with a plant-derived antioxidant [1]. Age-related and deadly Atherosclerosis, the accumulation of plaques on arterial walls, is one of the deadliest age-related diseases. Atherosclerotic plaques, which consist mostly of cholesterol and fat, can impede blood flow in the artery or burst,...
Rat eating blueberry
A study published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity has shown how blueberry extract moderately improves several age-related biomarkers in the livers of aging male rats. Rich in polyphenols In their introduction, the researchers describe polyphenols, a broad category of plant compounds that includes flavonoids. Specifically, blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, a group of polyphenols...
According to scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, or DKFZ), the enzyme TXNIP, which inhibits the enzyme TRX-1, might be a regulator of aging and might be a viable candidate for future interventions against age-related diseases [1]. Study summary The “free radical theory of aging” suggests that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are...