Cell Logic DeFenCell
Background: The Antioxidant Hypothesis has dominated the last 6 decades1 as a nutritional strategy for preventing and treating disease. This hypothesis arose out of an erroneous assumption that diets rich in plant foods demonstrably prevented disease due to their content of vitamins, especially vitamins C, E and beta-carotene. However, thousands of well-designed clinical trials utilising antioxidant vitamins have not provided convincing evidence for disease prevention2. Some studies have even produced such negative outcomes that the trials had to be stopped early.