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What Are Free Radicals?

What Are Free Radicals?

There is a lot of discussion about how dangerous free radicals can be, but what are free radicals? Free radicals can sound scary or intimidating.  Are they really as dangerous as people say that they are?  How can they be stopped, or the damage from them prevented? Free radicals occur naturally.  They occur as single atoms or groups of atoms that have an unpaired, or odd, number of electrons.  They can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules.  During…

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