NUT703 Antioxidants                                             3 Semester Hour Credits

The course summarizes a current knowledge of biochemical and clinical aspects of antioxidant molecules and free radicals, highlighting the effects of antioxidants on the aging process and in prevention and/or fighting the progression of diseases associate with oxidative stress such as atherosclerosis, cancer, skin,eye and neurological diseases.  The course presents the research findings on some new agents such as caffeic acid and melatonin, and a new study of spices as potent antioxidants with therapeutic potential. The course also emphasizes the value and importance of antioxidants in daily diet and how many health issues are beneficially affected. Students are required to complete comprehensively several research projects that will reinforce important concepts and enhance writing and research skills.