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June 2007 Issue

When Is an Antioxidant not an Antioxidant? Flavonoids Reveal New M.O

Q. I heard recently that fruits and vegetables donít really contain antioxidants after all. Do I still need fruits and veggies?
A. Yes, eating fruits and vegetables is still a smart move. The findings you mention suggest that while flavonoids work well in test tubes, their antioxidant activity in the body is weak.

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