Women with breast cancer who take antioxidant supplements during their chemotherapy or radiotherapy have been found to have higher rates of mortality and cancer recurrence.
Exercise has many health benefits, and one of the ways it achieves this is by the oxidative stress it places on the body. Now new research has found that athletes who take high doses of antioxidant supplements can impair the training adaptations from the beneficial stress which exercise causes. For active people, regular training is […]
A comprehensive scientific review has concluded that a range of popular vitamin and antioxidant supplements fail badly in showing any evidence that they can help cut the risk of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in developed countries and is largely influenced by food and lifestyle choices. CVD is an […]
‘Superfoods’ is a widely used catch-all phrase used in the marketing of exotic (and normally expensive) fruits and vegetables. But just what exactly makes a food ‘super’? ‘Superfood’ has no meaning among nutrition scientists – the people that know the most about the science of food. The word has no legal definition, so anyone can […]