Critical assessment of the epidemiological data concerning the impact of antioxidant nutrients on cancer and cardiovascular disease.

@article{Machlin1995CriticalAO,
  title={Critical assessment of the epidemiological data concerning the impact of antioxidant nutrients on cancer and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Lawrence J. Machlin},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  year={1995},
  volume={35 1-2},
  pages={41-50}
}
Epidemiological studies strongly suggest that high intakes of foods rich in beta carotene, as well as those rich in vitamin E or vitamin C, reduce the risk of some but not all cancers and cardiovascular disease. It is difficult to determine whether these antioxidant nutrients per se are the sole protective agents or whether other factors associated with foods containing them contribute to the foods' protective effects. With respect to vitamin E, a number of studies where dietary and… CONTINUE READING

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