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The Copenhagen Antioxidant Study, JAMA Feb., 2007


In February 2007 a study published in the JAMA (1), whereupon the intake of antioxidants as beta-carotene, selenium, vitamin C, E and A would supposedly increase the mortality, caused considerable uncertainty.
The above mentioned statement led to a considerable contradiction among experts.
Doctor Mark Houston of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and chief editor of the Journal of American Nutraceutical Association (JANA) reexamined these evaluations critically and discovered significant deficiencies...

(1) Bjelakovic G et al. Mortality in Randomized Trials of Antioxidant Supplements for Primary and Secondary Prevention. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA 2007; 297:842-857.

Abstract Copenhagen Studie

Comment on Copenhagen Study Dr. M. Houston JAMA 2007/08 pdf (132.2 KB)