The Free-Radical Theory of Aging

Since the dawn of civilization, humankind has been intrigued with the intricacies of life, growth, and death. It’s not surprising that at least 3 well-known theories of aging exist, each of which may interrelate with one another. The Free Radical Theory of Aging is the most recently conceived model, developed by Denham Harman in the mid 1900s. According to Harman’s aging model, the body’s continual cellular reactions produce highly reactive byproducts, called free radicals. Free radicals inflict oxidative stress, which over time leads to cellular damage and death. Most recently, modern medicine has attributed a number of illnesses and conditions to oxidative stress, ranging from skin cancer to hair loss.


New Study: Oxidative Stress Might Cause Pattern Baldness

Antioxidant-rich fruits and legumes have just become a favorite for men and women who want to proactively minimize the risk of developing pattern baldness. According to researchers in the United Kingdom, antioxidants might play a significant role in preserving the health and vitality of hair follicles. As the foundation from which hair grows, maintaining the long term health and function of hair follicles is essential in preserving one’s natural head of hair. Oxidative stress seems to undermine follicle health, however, according to new research produced by at least 3 British institutions. These new findings suggest men and women might be able to prevent hair loss by taking proactive measures to reduce mental and emotional stress in addition to eating a diet rich in antioxidants.

ISHRS: The International Society of Hair Restoration

The International Society of Hair Restoration (ISHRS) is America’s primary source for credible, insightful, and authoritative information about hair loss and restoration procedures. Log on to watch physicians speak about the causes and treatment of hair loss, and join the hair loss forum to connect with real people who currently struggle with hair loss, or have overcome pattern baldness via surgical procedures.