But this entire field of study is new, and oxidative stress is not clearly linked to aging or cell damage (see here).
Leonardo Nogueira et al., "Epicatechin Enhances Fatigue Resistance and oxidative Capacity in Mouse Muscle."
In this regard rapidity of desiccation and subsequent protection from oxidative processes are important factors.
This measurement represents the basal metabolism of a man at complete rest, when his oxidative activities are at their lowest ebb.
oxidative ox·i·da·tive (ŏk'sĭ-dā'tĭv)
Of, relating to, or characterized by oxidation.
oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)
The combination of a substance with oxygen.
A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.