International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part F (2015)
Antioxidants and Oral Cancer: A Review
TejasMotiwale, GauriMotiwale, SatishMotiwale
Oral cavity cancer is sixth most frequent cancers in the world. The oral cavity is constantly under the influence of external food and drinks, as well as substances such as alcohol, tobacco products, nicotine, and dental materials. Antioxidants terminate the chain reaction caused by free radicals of oxidation reaction, preventing cell damage or death of the cells. Antioxidants such as α and β carotene, pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, selenium and spiritual are believed to have a preventive role against oral cancer. Maintaining a good balance of oxidants and antioxidants is very essential for maintaining oral health.
How to cite this article:
TejasMotiwale, GauriMotiwale, SatishMotiwale. Antioxidants and Oral Cancer: A Review. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(8): 324-326.