High Doses Of Antioxidant Supplements Induce Stem Cell Genetic Abnormalities

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High doses of antioxidant nutritional supplements, such as vitamins C and E, can increase genetic abnormalities in cells, which may predispose supplement-takers to developing cancer, according to a new study from the Cedars- Sinai Heart Institute.

 

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Thu May 27, 2010 08:08 PM

I am no scientist however this experiment using antioxidants directly on cell culture does seem to be inaccurate.  Why? Because if I understand correctly antioxidants are directly administered to the cells which is far different then the antioxidants being dispersed through out the digestive system and thus loosing some of the potienticy of the antioxidants and the biologic  effects of antioxidants may not mirror the petri dish experiments.

Am I incorrect in this??

R.W.

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