E, Free Radicals and Your Health
Keith Ingold, National Research Council
If you took a Vitamin E supplement this morning, this is a breakfast
you shouldn't miss. Come and find out how vitamin E was discovered to
be one of the most effective free radical fighters, and how free radical
chemistry can also be used beneficially to create new industrial chemicals
Organic free radicals are highly reactive substances that are involved
in "oxidation" processes both in living systems and in industrially
important reactions. Such oxidation can be harmful, causing "aging"
diseases, spoiling food, and making automobile oils too viscous to lubricate
Keith Ingold is the award-winning NRC scientist who transformed this
field into a rigorous modern study with enormous impact in science, medicine
and health. Dr. Ingold is Distinguished Research Scientist of the NRC
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences and 1998 winner of the Canada
Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.
DATE: Thursday, April 15, 1999 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am