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Fruits and Vegetables Are Trying to Kill You - Issue 15: Turbulence - Nautilus

You probably try to exercise regularly and eat right. Perhaps you steer toward "superfoods," fruits, nuts, and vegetables advertised as "antioxidant," which combat the nasty effects of oxidation in our bodies. Maybe you take vitamins to protect against "free radicals," destructive molecules that arise normally as our cells burn fuel for energy, but which may damage DNA and contribute to cancer, dementia, and the gradual meltdown we call aging.

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Additional information: https://news.wsu.edu/2017/02/22/natural-plant-defense-cancer/ 02-23-2017 7:19pm

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