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What are free radicals for?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Possibly injurious

Free radicals are chemicals produced by metabolism, injury and radiation inside the body.
They are electrically charge molecules and atoms and are considered likely sources of tissue damage and aging. A variety of products are available over the counter advertised as being able to limit free radicals. Few of these have ever been tested however.

In brief: Possibly injurious

Free radicals are chemicals produced by metabolism, injury and radiation inside the body.
They are electrically charge molecules and atoms and are considered likely sources of tissue damage and aging. A variety of products are available over the counter advertised as being able to limit free radicals. Few of these have ever been tested however.
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