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Antioxidant Activities of Genistein: A Review

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine (IJPSM) (Vol.5, No. 10)

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Page : 19-23

Keywords : Antioxidants; free radicals; genistein; isoflavonoid;

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Free radicals are molecules that lose one electron from their lone pair. Free radicals from human cells that take electrons can cause DNA structure changes, resulting in mutations and disease. Substances that can prevent or slow down cell damage caused by free radicals are antioxidants. Many foods, plants, and fruits rich in antioxidants. Genistein is an isoflavonoid class secondary metabolite compound with antioxidant activity that can inhibit the aging process, type 2 antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory. This review will discuss the activity of genistein as an antioxidant.

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