The following November 12th, 2015 article comes from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Antioxidants are often advertised to prevent the types of free radical damage that have been associated with cancer development. Multiple large, placebo-controlled, prevention clinical trials have never confirmed this hypothesis. Instead, evidence from two new studies in mice show that antioxidants may actually promote tumor growth and metastasis. For full details see the linked article. As always, this blog is for informational purposes only. If it applies to your health status, please discuss it with your healthcare provider before taking any actions.