DNA Damage

DNA damage refers to oxidative changes to DNA, which can be measured in the urine or in white blood cells. Reductions in DNA damage from antioxidant supplements are thought to reduce the risk of cancer development and mutations.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect dna damage

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Blueberry
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Vitamin E  
Olive leaf extract  
Creatine  
Curcumin  
Eleutherococcus senticosus  
Panax ginseng  
Watercress  
Chlorella  
Citrulline  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
Fish Oil  
Ganoderma lucidum  
Glutathione  
Sea Buckthorn  
Vitamin C  
Garlic  
Melissa officinalis  
Chromium  

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"DNA Damage," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/dna-damage/