Science is ever-changing. One study should not make one take a pill just because it shows the drug to be beneficial. Any research should be carefully done and reviewed and if published in a reputable peer reviewed journal then its worth a second look!
The story about antioxidants and their benefits is one controversy. You may have heard a lot already about the benefits and side effects of Vitamins E and C but what is really the real score? So before grabbing these vitamins… take to consider the facts below:
The results of this study came from a meta-analysis of 68 randomized trials with a total of 232,606 patients published in the February 28 issue of JAMA.
- Vitamin C does not appear to be detrimental but it is not beneficial either. It likewise did not decrease or increase mortality.
- Trials of selenium showed it to be neither of benefit nor harm.
But the most striking results that I want readers to take note is that:
These data only point to one thing:
…That people should NOT take these over the counter supplements marketed as anti-oxidant vitamins in an effort to prevent illness…because…THEY DON’T!
…And as the usual cliche… we should instead” eat a balanced diet and take regular exercise“… as full proof to healthy living with NO SHORTCUTS…because…
Being Healthy Requires No Shortcuts!