Aging: a reflection about physical activity and oxidative stress in woman.

Authors

  • Gilzandra L Florencio Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil.
  • Ana Katherine Gonçalves
  • Ana Carla Canário
  • Maria José Silva

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https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.1569

Abstract

The aging process is a universal, multi-factorial and unavoidable process. Physical activity is considered an important factor in the prevention of diseases caused by aging. The authors propose a review on the theme, evaluating the beneficial effects of physical activity and the risks of oxidative stress in menopausal women. Nowadays, is known that regular physical activity associated to antioxidant supplement is one of the most effective strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease, neoplasia, and chronic illnesses specific to old age. The authors concluded: the greatest benefits associated with physical activity are attained through moderation, since excessive exercise can bring about oxidative stress and diseases related to the latter, including death.

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Florencio GL, Gonçalves AK, Canário AC, Silva MJ. Aging: a reflection about physical activity and oxidative stress in woman. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];24:983-8. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/1569

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