Antioxidant Combo May Protect Better Against Free Radicals

July 1, 2000

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Antioxidant Combo May Protect Better Against Free Radicals


Antioxidant Combo May Protect Better Against Free Radicals

NEW YORK--According to the June 22 issue of Nature, a combination of vitamins C, E and beta carotene may work better than vitamin C alone to combat the body's free radicals. Researchers at Cornell University found that one apple had 1,500 mg of vitamin C and that apples consumed with the skin intact slowed cancer cell growth. Dr. Rul Hal Liu, the study's lead researcher, speculated that phenolic acids and flavonoids may be behind an apple's cancer-inhibiting benefits. This study was funded by the New York Apple Research Development Program and the New York Apple Association. For more information, visitwww.nature.com.

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