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Antioxidants causing fertility problems

Antioxidants are a popular dietary supplement but we still don’t have a complete understanding of how they act in our bodies. Now, new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences warns about a possible unexpected side effect of antioxidants: they may cause fertility problems in females. Common antioxidants include vitamins C and […]

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Antioxidant supplements found to induce genetic abnormalities




A chance discovery by Cedars-Sinai researchers has shown that high doses of antioxidant nutritional supplements can increase genetic abnormalities in cells, which may predispose the supplement-takers to cancer. The study, led by Eduardo Marbán, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, appears in the journal Stem Cells. Marbán and his team accidentally discovered the danger of […]




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Antioxidants found to impair muscle function




Antioxidants increasingly have been praised for their benefits against disease and aging, but new studies at Kansas State University show they can also seriously impair muscle function by limiting oxygen in the bloodstream. The discovery, reported in the Journal of Applied Physiology, came about while the researchers were studying how to improve oxygen delivery to […]




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Smoke And Saliva A Potent Cancer Mix




Normally, saliva provides a protective buffer between toxins and the lining of the mouth because it contains enzymes that neutralize harmful substances. But research published in the British Journal of Cancersuggests that the chemicals in tobacco smoke, when combined with saliva, destroy saliva’s protective components, creating a corrosive mix that damages cells in the mouth […]




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