Is taking a supplement the same as biting into an apple?

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a compound that can be inorganically manufactured in the lab from inorganic chemicals. I had that experience first hand in high school mixing 2 chemicals and turn them into ascorbic acid during one of our science project experiment. I still remember my Biology teacher holding up the conical flask [...]

Cancer Prevention by Taking Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

On Sunday, 19 July 09, Dr Albert Lim wrote an article in The Star called “First, do no harm. Current chemoprevention stategies may do more harm than good“. He said that Dr John D Potter, a well known figure amongst scientists who are interested in cancer prevention gave a lecture on Chemoprevention: Why do we [...]