What is Lipid Peroxidation- Block #2

Membrane lipids protect the organs and its vital functions

Our body is made up of cells, the building blocks of life. Every organ in our body (heart, liver, kidney, brain, etc.) is made up of cells. These organs provide the body with vital functions.

As we age, our cells get damaged by lipid peroxidation activities, this happens throughout our lives, the cumulative damage is most prominent as we aged2, 3.

Eventually, the rate of damage will outpace the body’s own repair and replacement capabilities, causing our cells and organs to age and stop functioning properly. Therefore, lipid peroxidation damage is the biological clock in organ ageing.

Organ ageing and related disease can also be caused by stress, smoking, obesity and a poor diet.