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JAMA. 2013 Sep 18;310(11):1178-9. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.277028.

Antioxidant supplements to prevent mortality.

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The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group, Copenhagen Trial Unit, Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. goranb@junis.ni.ac.rs

Abstract

CLINICAL QUESTION:

Are antioxidant supplements associated with higher or lower all-cause mortality?

BOTTOM LINE:

Antioxidant supplements are not associated with lower all-cause mortality. Beta carotene, vitamin E, and higher doses of vitamin A may be associated with higher all-cause mortality.

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PMID:
24045742
DOI:
10.1001/jama.2013.277028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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