One of the topics that Prof. Jürgen Lademann is investigating in the "Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology Center" of the Charité Hospital in Berlin is skin aging.
"Skin aging is related to genetic aspects, so look at your parents and you will see what you have to aspect when you get older, but about 50% are in our hands and we can influence it. The sun is a main reason for skin aging because we need the sun. We need it for vitamin D, we need it for wellbeing but it's like the red wine: if you have a glass it's fine, if you have a bottle it's a problem, it depends on the concentration. If you overcome the critical concentration, then free radicals are produced in human skin and these free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can destroy cells and cell compartments and also the elastic fibers. This elastic fibers, collagen and elastin, are responsible for having a nice and flat skin.
We have to develop the protection mechanisms against the action of these free radicals in form of antioxidants. Antioxidants are carotenoids, amphetamines, co-enzymes but these antioxidants you can not produce by yourself but you have to uptake this antioxidants by healthy diet rich on fruit and vegetables".
is an internationally renowned scientist researching at the interface between dermatology, pharmacology and biophysics. This is a video of the web-tv Veggie Channel. It was filmed during the International Congress VegMed 2016
in Berlin, Germany.
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