CHD risk not lowered by boosting dietary antioxidants: study

The authors say it is therefore also unlikely that supplements will reduce CHD risk
Reuters Health Staff writer
a plate of healthy food

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

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.