Most of the human diseases are due to anti-oxidant deficiency or imbalance in the body. In the twenty-first century, knowledge about anti-oxidant is very essential and it is almost impossible to ignore. Anti-oxidant. Modern medical science development without the knowledge or some ideas about free radical cannot be accepted. So it is impossible to improve the medical science without the sufficient knowledge of anti-oxidants. Oxidative stress appears to be an important part of many human diseases, the use of antioxidants in pharmacology is ntensively studied, particularly as treatments for stroke and neurodegenerative diseases and age related macular degeneration.
Antioxidants are frequently added to industrial products. A common use is as stabilizers in fuels and lubricants to prevent oxidation, and in gasolines to prevent the polymerization that leads to the formation of engine-fouling residues.
They are widely used to prevent the oxidative degradation of polymers such as rubbers, plastics and adhesives that causes a loss of strength and flexibility in these materials.
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