haematology
Medicine

Warning over use of antioxidants during chemotherapy

People with cancer who are taking antioxidant supplements may be compromising the effectiveness of their chemotherapy, an expert has warned. Professor Kathryn Steadman, a pharmacist and cancer researcher from the University of Queensland, said the primary mechanism of action of many chemotherapy agents was the generation of reactive oxygen species. “Antioxidant supplements may inhibit reactive ...

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