Oxidative Stress, Exercise and Aging

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Helaine M. Alessio, Ann E. Hagerman
Imperial College Press, 2006 - Medical - 171 pages
This book brings together some of the leading researchers in the actively investigated field of oxidative stress, an area of study which is of importance to human health and disease. It examines oxidative stress in a variety of models, at rest and after exercise, in young and old. Key concepts of oxidative stress, exercise and aging are presented in clear and easy-to-understand terms. Oxidative stress in different types of exercises - isometric, isotonic and sports - is explained in detail, with several chapters focusing on acute and chronic adaptations of skeletal muscles following both aerobic and non-aerobic exercises. The book includes current knowledge of the underlying mechanisms influencing health and disease processes associated with oxidative stress. Contents: Chemistry of Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants (D Close & A E Hagerman); Oxidative Stress in Plants and Animals (D Close & A E Hagerman); The Exercise Continuum (R L Wiley); Oxidative Stress and Muscle Size, Type, and Action (H M Alessio); Oxidative Stress Across the Exercise Continuum (H M Alessio); Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense: Effects of Aging and Exercise (L L Ji); Muscle, Oxidative Stress and Aging (J S Moylan et al.); Age, Exercise, Antioxidants, and Cardioprotection (J Quindry & S Powers); Genetic Expressions: Oxidative Stress, Exercise, and Aging (N B Schweitzer & H M Alessio). Readership: Academics, researchers, upper undergraduate and graduate students in biochemistry, biological chemistry, physiology, gerontology, and cell & molecular biology; companies that develop and market products for sports, health, antioxidants and anti-aging interventions.

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