Antioxidanter og helbred

Translated title of the contribution: Antioxidants and health

L. H. Skibsted, L. O. Dragsted, J. Dyerberg, Harald S. Hansen, B. Kiens, Lars Ovesen, A. Tjønneland

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The Danish Fitness and Nutrition Council has evaluated the basis for recommendations on the intake of antioxidants and has found limited basis for increasing the recommended intake levels for the antioxidants vitamin C and E. Evidence was insufficient to support recommendations for polyphenol or carotenoid supplementation. Supplementation with high doses of vitamin E and β-carotene may present a health risk. A high intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of lifestyle diseases, but there is no evidence that this association is due to an antioxidant effect.
Translated title of the contributionAntioxidants and health
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number34
Pages (from-to)2787-2789
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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