What are antioxidants and how do they work?

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What are antioxidants and how do they work?
« on: 06/12/2010 03:30:03 »
@skyychild asked the Naked Scientists:
   
What are antioxidants and how do they work?

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What are antioxidants and how do they work?
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/2010 17:10:29 »
Anti oxidants are chemicals that react with free radicals in your body and neutralizing them. Free radicals are compounds with 1 lone electrons making them very reactive. They can react with your DNA and lead to mutations which can lead to cancer.