Antioxidants from Diet and Heart Failure

Antioxidant-rich diet may reduce the risk of heart failure, but what about supplements?

Interesting article in Nutra Ingredients discusses a recent study in Swedish women that found antioxidants in food reduced heart failure by 42%.

The authors tell us that because they didn’t have the ORAC values for dietary supplements they were unable to determine if supplements had any benefit. It is the ORAC values in the food that helped reverse the risk for heart failure. The author points out the importance of knowing the ORAC value of dietary supplements to help determine which ones may be of value.

However we do know from the research that dietary anti-oxidants will help reduce the risk of heart disease.

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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