Healthier mice, through X-rays
In sickly mice, small doses of radiation helped while vitamins harmed
By Stephen Ornes, 13:55 PM November 29, 2012
If human health were a comic book, radiation would be a villain — and vitamins would be good guys. But in a recent study on laboratory mice, scientists got some topsy-turvy results. Low doses of radiation actually improved the health of animals born with a gene that can make them sick. And normally beneficial vitamins such as C and E undermined radiation’s benefits.
“Nobody wants to think that low-dose radiation could be advantageous and the stuff you put in your vitamin pill would be bad,”...
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