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24 July 2008

Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer.

Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins C, E, and A, and other substances.

* SOURCE:
   National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/antioxidantsprevention

* LEARN MORE:
  Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet

  Antioxidants Article Series

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