Question: Do antioxidants help to prevent or reduce my risk of breast cancer?
Answer: An antioxidant helps our bodies to cope with free radicals. There's been a lot written in health magazines and newspapers about free radicals causing 'dis' ease or disease, and antioxidants help our body to cope with them. That's a little bit of an oversimplification but the basic principle. In terms of preventing cancer, the information isn't specific. We know that it helps our bodies cope with those elements that possibly cause disease or contribute to disease, but to prevent disease is another story. The research is slim at this point. We don't have a lot, but there's more and more research going on in clinical trials and surveys going on to look at the role of antioxidants in cancer medicine.