Proteins most associated with aging revealed in study

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When people turn about 80 years of age, approximately half of the body’s proteins are damaged by oxidation. Oxidation occurs because of random chemical degradations that are associated with converting food to energy in the presence of oxygen. Certain proteins known to be associated with aging and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are also at a high risk for destabilization caused by oxidation.

This full article appears on <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160129171322.htm">Science Daily</a>

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