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Edited by Emad Shalaby

Cairo University

Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to living cells caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. Sometimes called “free-radical scavengers,” free radicals can cause mutation in different biological compounds such as protein, nucleic acids, and lipids, which lead to various diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, etc.). Healthy foods are considered a main source of antioxidant compounds and from the beginning of a person’s life, a strong relationship is seen between antioxidant compounds and the prevention of certain diseases, such as types of inflammations, cardiovascular diseases, and different kinds of cancers. It is thus of great importance that new data relating to antioxidants and their biological activity be collected and that antioxidant modes of action be illustrated.Experts from around the world contributed to the current book, discussing antioxidant sources, modes of action, and their relation to human diseases. Twenty-five chapters are presented in two sections: Antioxidants: Sources and Modes of Action and Antioxidants Compounds and Diseases.

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AntioxidantsEdited by Emad Shalaby

Published: November 6th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77838

ISBN: 978-1-78923-920-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-919-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-725-5

Copyright year: 2019

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26089 Total Chapter Downloads

84 Crossref Citations

58 Web of Science Citations

192 Dimensions Citations


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1. Antioxidant Categories and Mode of Action

By Manal Azat Aziz, Abdulkareem Shehab Diab and Abeer Abdulrazak Mohammed


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2. Antioxidant Compounds and Their Antioxidant Mechanism

By Norma Francenia Santos-Sánchez, Raúl Salas-Coronado, Claudia Villanueva-Cañongo and Beatriz Hernández-Carlos


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3. Effect of the Ozonization Degree of Emu Oil over Healing: An Emerging Oxidation Treatment

By Daniel Martin Márquez López, Tomás A. Fregoso-Aguilar, Jorge A. Mendoza-Pérez and Sergio O. Flores-Valle


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4. Antioxidant Compounds from Agro-Industrial Residue

By Beatriz Hernández-Carlos, Norma Francenia Santos-Sánchez, Raúl Salas-Coronado, Claudia Villanueva-Cañongo and Paula Cecilia Guadarrama-Mendoza


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5. The Bioaccessible Reducing Capacity of Buckwheat-Enhanced Wheat Breads Estimated by Electrochemical Method

By Danuta Zielińska


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6. Antioxidants in Date Fruits and the Extent of the Variability of the Total Phenolic Content: Review and Analysis

By Abdulameer Allaith


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7. Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids as Potential Natural Antioxidants

By Biljana Kaurinovic and Djendji Vastag


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8. The Role of Endogenous Antioxidants in the Treatment of Experimental Arthritis

By Katarina Bauerova, Jarmila Kucharska, Silvester Ponist, Lukas Slovak, Karol Svik, Vladimir Jakus and Jana Muchova


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9. Antioxidants as a Double-Edged Sword in the Treatment of Cancer

By Majid Asadi-Samani, Najmeh Kaffash Farkhad, Mohammad Reza Mahmoudian-Sani and Hedayatollah Shirzad


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10. Antioxidants at Newborns

By Melinda Matyas and Gabriela Zaharie


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11. Prevention of Oxidative Injury Associated with Thrombolysis for Ischemic Stroke

By Darryl R. Peterson and Ernest J. Sukowski


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12. Dietary Antioxidants in the Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer

By Dwayne Tucker, Melisa Anderson, Fabian Miller, Kurt Vaz, Lennox Anderson-Jackson and Donovan McGrowder


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13. Condensed Benzimidazoles Are a Novel Scaffold for Antioxidant Agents’ Search and Development

By Vadim A. Kosolapov, Alexander А. Spasov, Vera А. Аnisimova and Olga N. Zhukovskaya


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14. Importance of the Nutrition with Antioxidants in the Treatment of Cancer and Others Damages

By Eva María Molina Trinidad, Marco Antonio Becerril Flores, José Luis Imbert Palafox and Laura Vargas Servín


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15. Prospects for Using the Natural Antioxidant Compounds in the Obesity Treatment

By Andriy Zagayko, Tatiana Briukhanova, Dmytro Lytkin, Anna Kravchenko and Victoria Fylymonenko


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16. Potential Antioxidative Effects of Kolaviron on Reproductive Function in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Wistar Rats

By Claudine Manirafasha, Omolola Rebecca Oyenihi, Nicole Lisa Brooks, Stefan S. du Plessis and Yapo Guillaume Aboua


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17. Antioxidant and Biological Activity of Cissus sicyoides and Rosmarinus officinalis Extracts

By Marielba de los Angeles Rodriguez Salazar, Glides Rafael Olivo Urbina, Priscila do Nascimento Bezerra, Vânia Maria Borges Cunha, Marcilene Paiva da Silva, Flávia Cristina Seabra Pires, Ana Paula de Souza e Silva, Sérgio Henrique Brabo de Sousa and Raul Nunes de Carvalho Jr


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18. Increase of Oxidants and Antioxidant Consumption in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Peritoneal Dialysis

By Leonardo Pazarín-Villaseñor, Julio Alejandro Gutiérrez-Prieto, Javier Soto-Vargas, Renato Parra-Michel, Andrés García-Sanchez and Alejandra Guillermina Miranda-Diaz


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19. Antioxidants: Natural Antibiotics

By Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Sana Nadeem, Sana Komal, Syed Ali Asad Naqvi, Muhammad Samee Mubarik, Sajid Yaqub Qureshi, Shahzad Ahmad, Ali Abbas, Muhammad Zahid, Naeem-Ul-Haq Khan, Syed Shujat Raza and Nosheen Aslam


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20. Diseases Related to Types of Free Radicals

By Narendra Maddu


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21. The Effect of Antioxidants on Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Flap Surgery

By Mehmet Bozkurt, Melihcan Sezgic, Percin Karakol, Can Uslu and Tevfik Balikci


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