More Antioxidants In Your Diet May Not Mean Better Health (NPR)

7 Apr
Blackberries are a source of polyphenol antiox...

Blackberries are a source of polyphenol antioxidants (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a new study, people who ate more antioxidants overall didn’t lower their risk of stroke and dementia in old age. That flies in the face of earlier research that found that the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables reduce stroke and dementia risk.

“We’re seeing strong and clear benefits with specific antioxidants but not overall,” says , an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who led the new study, which was online in the journal Neurology.

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/20/172511813/more-antioxidants-in-your-diet-may-not-mean-better-health

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