American Journal of Food and Nutrition
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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2018, 6(1), 14-16
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-6-1-3
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Oxygen Gives Life; Oxygen Takes Away Life

B. Saha1, and J. Miller2

1Former lecturer, NESCOT College, EPSOM, Surrey, UK

2GP, Glenlyn Medical Center, East Molesey, Surrey, UK

Pub. Date: February 10, 2018

Cite this paper:
B. Saha and J. Miller. Oxygen Gives Life; Oxygen Takes Away Life. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2018; 6(1):14-16. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-6-1-3


This article highlights the fact that Oxygen is the protector of human life but can also act to cause its destruction through chemical reactions that take place within the body as we breathe in oxygen. The article suggests a means of alleviating the deadly diseases that may result from these chemical reactions – the production of oxygen free radicals within the body. Timely use of appropriate antioxidant foods is advised in order to neutralize the detrimental effects of these oxygen free radicals.

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