I see lots of ads and Web pages touting the benefits of antioxidant vitamins. Should I be taking them?

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of this newsletter, answers: “Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, molecules in need of an electron which roam the body potentially causing damage by taking electrons from other molecules. Many detrimental effects of aging and […]
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