chapter  15
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Hyaluronan: A Harbinger of the Status and Functionality of the Joint

WithLadislav Šoltés, Grigorij Kogan

Women often live longer than men. This fact could be associated with their enhanced redox load during the reproductive phase of their life. The physiological bleeding (with a periodicity of ca. 4 weeks) is accompanied by changes in the concentration of iron ions. Pre-menopausal women are believed to have a lower risk of common diseases because amounts of iron in their body are unlikely to be excessive at this time [1].