Review: Antioxidant supplements for primary and secondary prevention do not decrease mortality: COMMENTARY

Hackam, Daniel G.
July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The author reflects on a study, conducted by G. Bjelakovic and colleagues, which focuses on the effectiveness of antioxidant supplements (ASs) in decreasing mortality in healthy people or patients with chronic diseases. He opines that the results of the study are believable because of the careful and comprehensive analyses, and precise confidence limits. He says that public perception that vitamins and other antioxidants have favorable health effects because they are natural must be corrected.


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