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“Antioxidants In Diet Do Not Prevent Strokes Or Dementia”

For decades, we have heard the false claim that the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables will help to prevent strokes and dementia, even though studies have shown them to be ineffective.  A new study published in Neurology has found, “People who consumed the most (dietary) antioxidants, according to an analysis of their diets, were just as likely to end up having either of those neurological disorders as study participants who hardly got any antioxidants.”  Dr. Elizabeth Devore and her colleagues conducted the new research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, analyzing the Netherlands study which followed over five thousand people for over fourteen years.  Not surprisingly, they found, “People who ate or drank lots of coffee, tea, oranges and red wine were just as likely to develop neurological problems over the next 14 years as those who skimped on antioxidant-rich foods.”

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