Here’s food for thought. A recent study showed that antioxidants may contribute to the spread of malignant melanoma. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center “conducted experiments on mice that had been transplanted with skin cancer cells (melanoma) from human patients,” and the group that was “given doses of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) which is a common antioxidant that’s used in nutritional and bodybuilding supplements” were found to have “markedly higher levels of cancer cells in their blood, grew more tumors and the tumors were larger and more widespread.” This experiment was of course not tested on people, but cancer patients should be wary of taking any supplements without your cancer doctor’s (oncologist’s) consent.

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