When I was in the early years of medical training, a few of our lecturers were quite excited about new research into the role of intracellular free radicals on cell’s aging and mutation. Anti-oxidant molecules can protect from free radicals.
Firstly, actual “cortisone” is very rarely used anymore (if at all?) but, as it is a term everyone is familiar with, the name cortisone is usually used when referring to any corticosteroid injection. I can’t think of any other class of medication where this is done. In this article I’ll refer to cortisone and corticosteroids as CS and corticosteroid injections as CSI.