Re: Antioxidants

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 10:54:20 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Geoff Smith wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a relatively inexpensive and effective antioxidant or
> antioxidant formula? Has anyone experienced any significant or
> interesting health benefits from an antioxidant?

There seem to be some controversy about antioxidants since the
negative results reported in NEJM last year, and some positive
results published later. At present it is uncertain if (say) vitamin
C or E does some good or not (beside their obvious uses), but it is
clear that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables promotes a longer
and healthier life, possible due to antioxidants or other substances.

> My friend's father took a relatively new antioxidant and it turned
> his eyes from blue to brown, and so far they haven't changed back!

Was it some kind of carotene?

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