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Taking Too Many Vitamins Raises Cancer Risk

Antioxidants aren't as good for you as advertised

(Newser) - If you're one of the “worried well” chowing down on Vitamin C and E supplements because you think antioxidants are good for you, think again. A new study suggests that abnormally high levels of antioxidants might actually increase your cancer risk. Stem cell researchers discovered the danger by accident,... More »

Chocolate Cuts Risk of 2nd Heart Attack

(Newser) - Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate after recovering are much less likely to suffer a recurrence than people who abstain, AFP reports. People who eat at least two servings a week are three times less likely to die from heart disease than those who don’t consume chocolate. And the... More »

Coffee May Cut Heart Attacks

Women who drank 3 cups daily suffered 25% fewer fatal episodes

(Newser) - Regular coffee drinking has been linked to a reduced risk of fatal heart attacks, according to a new study of the health effects of coffee. Women who regularly drank three cups of coffee a day had a 25 percent lower risk of death from heart disease than women who didn't... More »

Vitamins Can Kill, Warns Shocking New Study

'No benefit' found in antioxidants

(Newser) - Antioxidant vitamin supplements do not improve health or prevent disease—and may even cause death, according to new research. In a stunning blow to millions who take vitamins, a review of 67 studies involving 230,000 users showed "no convincing evidence" that antioxidants had any benefit, and linked vitamin... More »

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