Phytochemicals and Their Roles in Anti-aging

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Bundit Promraksa
Jureerat Daduang
Tueanjit Khampitak
Wirapong Kantamala
Pranithi Hongsprabhas
Patcharee Boonsiri


There is an increasing the number of elderly in Thailand and all over the world. Free radicals are the major cause of aging because they can destroy cells. This leads to pathology of human including obesity, cancer, diabeted mellitus, cardiovascular and immune diseases. The other causes of aging are food and pollution. Fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals which have antioxidant activity. Many studies reported that phytochemicals play role in slow down the process of cell death and promoting autophagy both in vitro and in vivo. Therefore, research-based knowledge about phytochemicals has benefit in medicine as anti-aging agents.

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Promraksa, B., Daduang, J., Khampitak, T., Kantamala, W., Hongsprabhas, P., & Boonsiri, P. (2015). Phytochemicals and Their Roles in Anti-aging. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 38(4), 312–321. Retrieved from
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