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Can free radical damage contribute to medical conditions?

Over time, damage caused by excess free radicals can contribute to a number of medical conditions, including heart and liver disease and some cancers, including colon, stomach, esophageal and oral cancers. Free radicals are also thought to be involved in the gradual deterioration of your body that occurs with ageing; they have been linked to vision loss, joint inflammation and nerve cell damage in the brain. There is also evidence of them being involved in atherosclerosis.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: FODMAPs

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