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Review Article, J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Hazards of Free Radicals in Various Aspects of Health � A Review

Gunvanti B Rathod1*, Pragnesh Parmar2, Sangita Rathod3 and Ashish Parikh4
1Department of Pathology, SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara – 391760, Gujarat, India
2Department of Forensic Medicine, SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre Vadodara – 391760, Gujarat, India
3Department of Medicine, AMC MET Medical College, Sheth LG General Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4Gayatri Hospital, Gandhinagar – 382007, Gujarat, India
Corresponding author : Dr. Gunvanti B Rathod
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre, Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India
Tel: 8141905206
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 05, 2014 Accepted: April 11, 2014 Published: April 17, 2014
Citation: Rathod GB, Parmar P, Rathod S, Parikh A (2014) Hazards of Free Radicals in Various Aspects of Health – A Review. J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9841.1000119

Abstract

Hazards of Free Radicals in Various Aspects of Health – A Review

The recent growth in the knowledge of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in biology is producing a medical revolution that promises a new age of health and disease management. Free radicals are intimately involved in the cellular damage - the common pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of diseases. Formation of free radicals has been implicated as playing a role in the etiology of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease, and many more. The scientific community has begun to unveil some of the mysteries surrounding this topic, and the media has begun whetting our thirst for knowledge. So that it is a basic need to know about toxic effects of free radicals affecting general health of human body.

Keywords: Free radicals; Health hazards; Aging

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