Antioxidants are famously known to be health protective especially by reducing the amount of free radicals and prevent cancer.

Aim

To assess whether antioxidants lowers the risk of lung cancer.

Results/Conclusion

When antioxidants were compared to placebo, the group with the antioxidant treatment suffered from significantly more cases of lung cancer and the study and to be stopped prematurely.

Antioxidants may not be as beneficial for our health as previously thought.

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