Objective: The potential relation between metabolic activity within the central nervous system and retention of cognitive functioning capacity was assessed.
Methods: A detailed literature review was conducted and summarized.
Results: A large body of scientific evidence describes the interactions among cognitive activity, oxidative stress, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, cognitive aging, and retention of cognitive functioning ability.
Conclusion: Maintenance of redox balance within the central nervous system can forestall cognitive decline and promote cognitive longevity.
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