CHD risk not lowered by boosting dietary antioxidants: study

The authors say it is therefore also unlikely that supplements will reduce CHD risk

Dietary antioxidants offer no protection against the development of coronary heart disease (CHD), suggesting supplements may not do so either, a study suggests.

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Evidence about role of diet-derived antioxidants (vitamins E and C and carotenoids) in primary CHD prevention is conflicting, Assistant Professor Raymond Noordam and colleagues from Leiden University, in the Netherlands, note in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Using Mendelian randomisation, the study compared