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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 210-214

Antioxidants in dermatology


1 Department of Dermatology, Goa Medical College, Goa, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Varadraj V Pai
Department of Dermatology, Goa Medical College, Goa - 403 002
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.131127

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Antioxidants neutralize free radicals produced by various environmental insults such as ultraviolet radiation, cigarette smoke and air pollutants, thereby preventing cellular damage. The role of oxidative stress and antioxidants is known in diseases like obesity, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease. Herein we discuss the effects of oxidative stress on the skin and role of antioxidants in dermatology.


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