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New scientific evidence supports the free radical theory of aging

Published on 7th Aug 2015

Published on 7th August 2015

The thymus, an organ critical to the bodies immune system, atrophies rapidly with age putting older persons at increasing risk for lethal infections. In an open access study published August 6 in Cell Reports, scientists show that thymus atrophy may stem from a decline in its ability to protect against DNA damage from free radicals. This downward spiral of the thymus can be attributed to a deficiency in catalase, and the researchers indicated that their findings also suggest dietary antioxidants could inhibit this dysfunction.

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