Antioxidants no longer claim for cure of cancer

Posted: 12.05.2016
Antioxidants no longer claim for cure of cancer

James Dewey Watson an American molecular biologists best known for his Nobel Prize in Medicine (1962) for the proposal of DNA double helix model. Watson currently propositioning that “For as long as I have been focused on the understanding and curing [of] cancer, well-intentioned individuals have been consuming antioxidative nutritional supplements as cancer preventatives if not actual therapies”. Further, he substantiates the antioxidants scavenges the oxygen radicals and protecting the DNA from damage but principally the presence oxygen radicals in cancer cells is essential for cell death. The earlier statement of Watson about antioxidants in late stage of cancer rather curing it may drive into a senescence state. 
 
Further Reading:
Watson's manifesto, "Oxidants, antioxidants, and the current incurability of metastatic cancers," in Open Biology  

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