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What is the Role of Vegetables and Protective Clothing in Photoprotection?

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Author(s): M.D. Revai Tamas

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 8;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 1819;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: UV radiation | photoprotection | carotinoids | antioxidant therapy | protective clothing | soldiers

ABSTRACT
Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation present in sunlight, photo-oxidative reactions are initiated which affect the integrity of skin cells and damage biomolecules and skin. Every tie the skin is exposed to UV light, some damage occurs and the cumulative effect of that repeated damage is epidermal DNA damage, oxidative stress, persistent inflammation, and suppression of T-cell mediated immunity.
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