Daily News: Antioxidants may help spread of skin cancer

Antiox
idants, long thought to help fight cancer, could actually speed up the spread of skin cancer. This shocking discovery was found in a new study by Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern.

The finding shouldn’t discourage healthy people from eating antioxidant-rich foods, but those who already have cancer should beware.

“People usually claim if healthy people take antioxidants, you will be even healthier and live longer,” Dr. Sean Morrison, director of the center, tells the News. “That may be true, but we are studying it in the context of cancer.”

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