DNA Study: Superfoods and the Link to Cancer

Posted by M ws On Friday, January 11, 2013 1 comments
The following article from Mail Online by Fiona Macrae raises a few frightening questions about the safety of superfoods.

  • It is widely believed that superfoods like blueberries and broccoli help fight cancer by defending against oxygen molecules called free radicals
  • Dr James Watson has now said such free radicals may be key to preventing and treating cancer

Excerpt from the article:

Fashionable anti-cancer superfoods and supplements do not prevent the disease and may even cause it, according to a scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA.

James Watson said the cure for many cancers will remain elusive unless scientists rethink the role of antioxidants, which include vitamin pills and food such as blueberries and broccoli.

It is widely believed they boost health and fight cancer by mopping up oxygen molecules called free radicals. But Dr Watson argues these may be key to preventing and treating cancer – and depleting the body of them may be counter-productive.

Free radicals not only help keep diseased cells under control, they are also pivotal in making many cancer drugs, as well as radiotherapy, effective, he believes.

Writing in a journal published by the Royal Society, the 84-year-old Nobel laureate stated that antioxidants ‘may have caused more cancers than they have prevented’.

‘For as long as I have been focused on the curing of cancer, well-intentioned individuals have been consuming antioxidative nutritional supplements as cancer preventatives, if not actual therapies,’ he said.

‘In light of recent data strongly hinting that much of late-stage cancer’s untreatability may arise from its possession of too many antioxidants, the time has come to seriously ask whether antioxidant use much more likely causes than prevents cancer.’

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Have a lovely day. May God bless you with health and happiness!

1 comments to DNA Study: Superfoods and the Link to Cancer

  1. says:

    UP41 We can't trust the Drs ( they want yr $$$ only) , can't trust the experts ( experts do not agree among themselves) , can't trust those new age guru (most failed shamelessly in predicting the end of world but now they said it meant spiritual world ...), can't trust old religion guru too ( just look at the child abuse cases of an old religion; can't trust alternative thereby too.....

    So how ????? :-)

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