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Regular Exercise: An Effective Means to Reduce Oxidative Stress in Old Rats


Address for correspondence: S. Goto, Department of Biochemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University, Miyama 2-2-1, Funabashi, Chiba, 274-8510 Japan. Voice/fax: +81-47-472-1531.


Abstract: A healthy diet and regular exercise are among the major factors that influence quality of life (QOL) in old age. Exercise is believed to be beneficial to improve QOL, retarding age-related decline of physiological functions and preventing age-related diseases. Regular physical exercise can possibly improve age-related functional decline and delay onset of age-related diseases by attenuating potentially harmful oxidative damage and suppressing inflammatory processes even in older age.