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Antioxidant Supplements ?

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Again, another study showing little support for taking antioxidant supplements as this blog has reported.  Search for Antioxidant supplements.   The study mainly examined supplement use, not eating fruits and vegetables.  It seems simplistic that we could take a “magic” pill to increase longevity, so this is not surprising.  Foods contain more than antioxidants and collectively antioxidants are only part of a group of photochemicals that allegedly confer benefits.    It appears that the whole diet approach is best in assessing  the effects of diet on disease and longevity as well as all the other lifestyle factors that contribute – exeercise, not smoking, and others that interact with environmental factors to determine how healthy we can be or affect our lifespan.  See the previous post for more on phytochemicals HERE.

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