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June 11, 2009 • Fitness, Healthy Living

More Bad News on the Antioxidant Supplement Front

A while back I reported on a clinical trial that found taking supplemental doses of vitamin C unexpectedly blunted some of the beneficial physiological changes that occur in the body as a result of physical activity.  According to a new report in the May 11th edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, there is an additional big concern with this relatively common practice.  One of the most life-preserving aspects of physical activity is its ability to guard against the dreaded and deadly insulin resistance syndrome.  In this new study, researchers found that taking supplemental doses of vitamin C and E actually blocked this powerful, beneficial effect of exercise.

Insulin resistance is currently epidemic (affects about ½ of the adult population) and turns fat cells into fat magnets, while dramatically boosting the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and type II diabetes.  Get your vitamin C and E from your food and forget the supplements! Click here to see my Lowdown on Supplements.