Might too many antioxidants cause cancer?

Could you please comment on the recent statement by James Watson (DNA discoverer) that antioxidants can actually cause cancer.

pprender / Originally Posted in Maxing Out on Antioxidants


The full-text of Jim Watson’s article can be found here. As you can see, he’s talking about “antioxidative nutritional supplements,” something I’ve also warned about in videos such as:

Whenever possible we should get our nutrients from produce, not pills.

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Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

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