Antioxidants are substances which help protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, by breaking them down into harmless components or by preventing them from attacking cells.
Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidant substances normally found in a healthy diet. Estrogen also has antioxidant properties. Antioxidant drugs are being investigated as possible treatments for cancer, to reduce the effects of aging, and to help prevent or treat stroke.
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