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Antioxidant Overload May Underlie A Heritable Human Disease

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:07 PM

Antioxidant overload may underlie a heritable human disease. Despite the popular notion that antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, offer health-promoting benefits by protecting against damaging free radicals, a new study in the August 10 issue of the journal Cell reveals that, in fact, balance is the key. The researchers show in mice that an overload of natural antioxidants can actually lead the heart to failure. RPxG News. 08/09/07. (Also see: Alternative Therapies)