TITLE

Review: Prophylactic use of β-carotene may increase the risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the effectiveness of prophylactic use of antioxidant vitamins for primary and secondary prevention of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular (CDV) events, in persons at risk. Studies were selected if they were randomised controlled trial (RCTs) that compared antioxidant vitamins with a control treatment for primary and secondary prevention of all-cause mortality and CDV events in less than or equal to 1000 participants from developed countries without overt evidence of vitamin deficiencies. It was found that in persons at risk, β-carotene may increase the risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death, whereas vitamin E does not have any effect on these outcomes.
ACCESSION #
12597138

 

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