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Nutritional Deficiency and its Modulation in Old Age

  • Carlos K.B. Ferrari
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This chapter covers physiological roles, dietary requirements and deficiencies associated to macronutrients and micronutrients in older people. It has been postulated that mitochondrial failure and oxidative stress are major events in cell aging and death. Nutritional modulation of mitochondria and antioxidant activities of nutrients and other bioactive compounds from functional foods help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases of aging

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aging nutritional deficiencies vitamins minerals mitochondrial nutrition apoptosis cancer coenzyme Q10 lipoic acid polyphenols antioxidants 

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  • Carlos K.B. Ferrari
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  1. 1.Postgraduate Program of Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals – Racine Institute (IR); R. Padre Chico93, São Paulo (SP)Brazil
  2. 2.Postgraduate Program of Functional Nutrition and Quality of Life – Centro Universitário Adventista (Unasp)Brazil

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