An interesting article in the Feb. 2013 Scientific American reports that antioxidants used to eliminate free radicals in the body are not only ineffective at promoting health, they are likely to be detrimental! Antioxidants in the form of refined vitamin pills for example, are the focus of the paper, and not naturally occurring ones which seem to be of benefit. They show those free radicals they are trying to eliminate do in fact get eliminated but the result isn't an improvement in health, these pills have a detrimental impact on health. The article states that "… the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association now advise that people should not take antioxidant supplements except to treat a diagnosed vitamin deficiency." What do you think? Any other opinions on the research?