If you exercise strenuously, then go home and take some vitamins, those supplements may undo some of the benefits of your workout.

Some researchers recommend taking vitamin C and E to help protect the body from the by-products of sweat, but scientists now think that these “free radicals” may actually be good for us, because exercise increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, and thus helps protect against Type II diabetes.

BBC News quotes researcher Sarah Aldred as saying, “It doesn’t mean that antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E are bad for us, it just means that sometimes we need to consider whether taking supplements is actually beneficial. As this study shows it is not actually always the case.”

But a workout may actually make your flu shot work better (something that’s good to know, now that they’re working on a Swine Flu vaccine).

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