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Heart Warning on Misuse of Antioxidants

The American Heart Association issues an advisory that taking antioxidant supplements has no preventive effect on heart disease and may be harmful in some cases. The association advises that people instead get the antioxidants they need from whole foods. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.