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Antioxidants: A Balancing Act with Free Radicals

Identifies what free radicals and antioxidants are, their functions, and how they interact. Summarizes the current views on biochemistry and clinical features of vitamin E and vitamin C, as well as other commonly consumed antioxidants. Discusses the most practical strategies for managing deficiencies and toxicities of antioxidant vitamins. Discusses the current scientific debate over the role of antioxidants in a variety of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration.
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Learning Objectives

 

  1. Identify what free radicals and antioxidants are, their functions, and how they interact.
  2. Summarize the current views on biochemistry and clinical features of vitamin E and vitamin C, as well as other commonly consumed antioxidants.
  3. Discuss the most practical strategies for managing deficiencies and toxicities of antioxidant vitamins.
  4. Discuss the current scientific debate over the role of antioxidants in a variety of conditions, including age-related macular degeneration.
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Instructor N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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