16 October 2007
Death in these United States
Antioxidants such as vitamins A, beta carotene (another form of vitamin A), E and C have long enjoyed a reputation as disease fighters because they're thought to protect against free radicals that can damage cells and speed up aging. But in 47 randomized trials involving almost 181,000 adults, researchers found that taking vitamins A, beta carotene and E, alone or in combination, actually increased a personís risk of dying by up to 16 percent.
Emphasis added. First thought: "As though it weren't high enough already." Brian J. Noggle notes:
Personally, I find my odds daunting, but at least they're not 116% chance of dying.
Oh, that coward who dies a thousand deaths? Awash in supplements, I bet.Posted at 6:56 AM to Say What?