Marino Resendiz Weighs in on Oxidative Stress and Smoking

Published: March 16, 2023

Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body’s ability to counteract them. Oxidative damage is involved in aging and in several diseases.  Smoking "can generate some of these reactive species," says Marino Resendiz, Associate Professor of Chemistry. "So then that can lead to damage.”

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