Research Roundup

August 2009 Issue

Research Roundup: 08/09

Antioxidant supplements did not slow cognitive damage in women with heart disease risk. A cognitive function substudy of The WomenĄŻs Antioxidant and Cardiovascular Study , which included women aged 65 years or older with cardiovascular disease or at least three coronary risk factors, found that Vitamin E and beta carotene supplementation were not linked with slower rates of cognitive change. Vitamin C supplementation was associated with better performance at the last assessment, but not with cognitive change over time.

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