Antioxidants neutralize oxidants helping in cancer prevention
Antioxidants can help prevent oxidative stress and cellular damage, which may reduce the risk of cancer development. They may help reduce side effects and improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They may help improve the quality of life and manage symptoms for cancer patients, such as fatigue, nausea, and immune function.
Antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress associated with tumor development, progression, and treatment resistance. These can reduce inflammation, a risk factor for cancer development and progression. Antioxidants may help protect DNA from oxidative damage, a key factor in cancer development.
Studies have shown that antioxidants can play a role in preventing cancer by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, two key factors in the development and progression of cancer. Here are some examples of such studies:
- Vitamin C: A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that vitamin C supplementation in combination with chemotherapy increased the efficacy of the treatment and reduced side effects.
- Vitamin E: A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a high dietary intake of vitamin E was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer.
- Beta-carotene: A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that a high dietary intake of beta-carotene was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer.
- Selenium: A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that a high dietary intake of selenium was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
- Polyphenols: A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that polyphenols, which are found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, had potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and could play a role in cancer prevention.
In the video on antioxidants, a review of some key herbs and the scientific studies supporting this role has been outlined.