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Vitamins May Counter Good Effects of Gym Workouts

May 12, 2009: 04:39 AM EST
Taking vitamins C and E after heavy exercise might counter the positive effects that exercise has in fighting diabetes and boosting the metabolism, says a study by US and German researchers. They found that exercise such as gymnastic sessions leads to surges of free radicals and processes carbohydrates more efficiently. However, antioxidants block the surge of free radicals, says the report in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Vitamins 'undo exercise efforts'", May 12, 2009, © BBC News
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