free radicals

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Wed Jan 18 00:56:54 EST 1995

In <Pine.SUN.3.91.950117074551.13524A-100000 at access3.digex.net> jim hartley <jhartley at access3.digex.net> writes:

>Surely someone must have tried giving lab rodents antioxidants in hopes 
>of extending their lifespan.  Since one would expect to hear about this 
>if it had worked, it seems reasonable to conclude that the experiment 
>didn't work.  Unless there is some disconnect between rodents and humans, 
>I conclude that antioxidants may not have much effect as an article of 
>diet--synthetic antioxidants that we know about, that is.  

A booklet called "19 Secrets of a Life Extensionist" cites studies finding
that Selenium and CoQ10 both extended the lifespan of mice.

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