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is there clinical evidence that antioxidants improve health?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
LargelyNo, Marketing: Every cell on the planet is designed to deal with oxygen; combining it with carbon (CO2) &/or hydrogen (H2O), (along with other atoms) to release chemical energy used to facilitate/drive cellular actions. Oxidation (combining with oxygen/atoms on right side of periodic table) can also damage cellular structure, thus the concept, but with little accurate understanding of most of the complexities.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Are there any antioxidants in seeds?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes...: Muscadine grape seeds; sesame seeds, are potent sources of anti-oxidants. Ask your doctor(or the local health food store) for more information.
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What are some advantages to taking antioxidants?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Anti aging/antichole: In theory cells will live longer (retard aging) and prevent atherosclerosis ( prevent heart attacks and strokes & associated illnesses).
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between antioxidants in different foods?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: There was a recent dutch study done to try to investigate the benefits of different types of fruits and vegetables, which they grouped by color. The "white fruits, " including apples and pears, showed a very strongly positive benefit in reduction of the risk of stroke. The authors found that other fruit groups might have different benefits that weren't specifically tracked in that study.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Where do we find the most antioxidants?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Anti-oxidants: Most anti-oxidants that we eat are found in densely colored foods such as: fruits, berries, vegetables , and some spices.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are pomegranates a good source of antioxidants?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Pomegranates as pretty much any fruit has antioxidants. Whether they beat others, it's hard to tell.

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