Role of Oxidative Stress in Chronic Diseases

Isaias Dichi, José Wander Breganó, Andréa Name Colado Simão, Rubens Cecchini

March 14, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 720 Pages - 17 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482216813 - CAT# K22080


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  • Examines the mechanisms by which oxidative stress acts on chronic disease
  • Discusses the rationale underlying intervention in such conditions
  • Provides recent research findings


This book presents recent findings on the role of oxidative stress in chronic diseases. Understanding the mechanisms behind it enables readers to comprehend the rationale which underlies intervention in such conditions. The book places special emphasis on genetic polymorphism—an important issue related to this field of study. It covers the role of oxidative stress in transmissible disorders as well as non-transmissible chronic conditions with chapters on metabolic diseases, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer and cachexia. Each chapter covers a different disorder and the efficacy of interventional procedures.