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A 37-year-old female asked:

I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. why am i eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?

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Dr. Jose luis Hernandez
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Unable to answer: While it is true that antioxidants most likely will not help in preventing cancer, Why you eat certain foods is beyond the real of medicine. The answer may lie on personal preferences
Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Vital for health: broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention. Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff.

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