A New Approach to Medicine: the Anti-Aging Framework

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Tanupol Virunhagarun, MD
Wimonchan Wutthikongsombat, MD
Piyamart Suvansanya, MD


Cell degeneration depends on many factors including com- plex genetics that influence aging. All factors leading to aging are partially controllable, and aging is fundamentally a result of controllable abnormal defects. Doctor Denham Harman postulated a “free radical theory of aging”1 more than 50 years ago. With a study of mice exposed to radiation, Dr Harman observed destructive molecules as free radicals that changed the cell function irremediably. Malnutrition and exposure to toxins increases the risk of cell oxidation.2 Previous studies supported the theory that the free radical is a primary cause of common diseases such as brain disease and kidney diseases.


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Virunhagarun T, Wutthikongsombat W, Suvansanya P. A New Approach to Medicine: the Anti-Aging Framework. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014Feb.20 [cited 2020Jul.16];7(1):80. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/219621
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