Junkfood Science: Antioxidants fail again

December 13, 2006

Antioxidants fail again

The results of the Women’s Health Study continue to come in. The latest, examining the effects of long-term vitamin E supplementation on memory and cognitive function, was just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

This 15-year project is one of the largest prevention studies of its kind and the clinical intervention part is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 39,876 healthy women followed for just over a decade. Previously posted, were the results finding this strong antioxidant to be of no benefit in protecting women from cardiovascular disease, stroke or cancer; and the results that it offered no benefits for preventing type 2 diabetes.

This new report found that long-term vitamin E provided no benefits in improving the women’s cognitive function or memory.

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