Antioxidant activity: from model to man

J.M. Balk

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    Oxygen is toxic. Our cells are continuously attacked by reactive forms of oxygen (oxidants). For our protection we have anti-oxidants, which we extract from food or which the cells produce themselves. Anti-oxidants work in various ways. This dissertation describes a method that allows a good determination of the anti-oxidant activity. To be able to offer protection, the anti-oxidant has to be absorbed by the body. This was tested in test persons who took apples, fruit salad and a fruit drink.
    It turned out that the fruit salad and the fruit drink protect against the toxicity of oxygen. Apples are less effective.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    • Bast, Aalt, Supervisor
    • Guido, Haenen, Co-Supervisor
    Award date20 May 2010
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    Print ISBNs978 90 5335 269 4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


    • antioxidant
    • radical damage
    • fruit
    • oxidants

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