Put Down the Acai Juice: Antioxidants Are Not a Miracle Cure

Antioxidants are the master of the health halo: put them in a yogurt, and that yogurt is now a health food. Marketers took that idea and ran, but the science was slim—and the more they research the more scientists find out that antioxidants aren’t the magical disease-shield we’ve been led to believe.

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People need to be careful about these claims that eating or taking such and such will prevent, reverse, cure cancer. There are many types of cancer; it’s not ONE disease. All the healthy eating and exercising in the world didn’t prevent a friends wife from getting HER2+ breast cancer because that type of cancer happens when a gene goes nuts for no apparent reason. All the antiangiogenetic therapy in the world would have only killed her because of the insane rate that the tumor was growing.

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