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Antioxidant Revolution - Kenneth Cooper

I read a lot of generic thrift shop health books, and usually they are so dull that they aren’t worth reviewing.

This book was pretty good. It’s almost 30 years old, but, I was surprised how much we knew about antioxidants back then, and am surprised at how little has been done about it since.

I think the book gave a good description of “free radicals” (the particles that antioxidants are needed to neutralize), and I will be stealing a few of those explanations because they were very clear.

This book isn’t gospel and doesn’t go into as much detail as I would have liked. It didn’t explain how antioxidant scores are measured or anything like that, though it did have a good explanation of how free radical damage is measured.

I would have liked to see more antioxidants covered. Only a handful (vitamins C, E, beta carotene, coQ10), and those weren’t detailed significantly, though many studies with these nutrients were discussed.

I paid two dollars for this book and I got my moneys worth. If you’re into health and see this book used, it’s worth it, but I wouldn’t pay full price myself.