Don’t Take Your Vitamins – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/dont-take-your-vitamins.html

The likely explanation is that free radicals aren’t as evil as advertised. (In fact, people need them to kill bacteria and eliminate new cancer cells.) And when people take large doses of antioxidants in the form of supplemental vitamins, the balance between free radical production and destruction might tip too much in one direction, causing an unnatural state where the immune system is less able to kill harmful invaders.

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