Unformatted text preview: This is a free radical because it has a free electron. It then steals an electron from another molecule in the cell. Then the one it borrowed from bc a free radical and the chain continues on forever. Free radicals aren’t good to have in your body. 4. What are antioxidants, and why are they helpful? Which vitamins act as antioxidants? a. They help reduce free radicals. . 5. How did Albert Szent-Györgyi discover the antioxidant effect of vitamin C? a. He was studying Addison’s disease and why people turned brown when they had it. He began to study plants that would turn brown. “Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.” 6. What is superoxide? How is it formed? What is superoxide dismutase (SOD)? a. It converts superoxide into less reactive chemicals....
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- Spring '07
- Senescence, free radicals, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Louis Camille Maillard