“Antioxidant Vitamins Block Exercise Benefits”
Undoubtedly, exercise has a primary role in disease prevention and in maintaining overall health. Exercise has been shown to increase the life span and decrease the risk of most major diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, strokes, obesity and diabetes. But, according to the free radical theory, exercise should kill us outright. To the contrary, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported that some Olympic athletes live 2.8 years longer on average. Health officials say that not promoting the benefits of exercise constitutes a “public health failure.” However, antioxidant vitamin supplements are being promoted to the fullest, with Dr. Oz giving a one hour supplement infomercial five days a week. My studies go back as far as 1985 with articles showing the ineffectiveness of vitamins in improving the athletic ability of participants.