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New evidence on antioxidant nutrients: guidelines for health education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Conflicting information abounds regarding the antioxidant benefits of vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene. In the midst of contradicting information regarding these nutrients, antioxidants (in supplement form) are being aggressively promoted by supplement manufacturers as miracle products for preventing disease and enhancing health. Health educators are sometimes called upon to provide recommendations regarding antioxidant nutrients. This paper discusses some of the accumulating evidence on these nutrients and their antioxidant actions. It also presents information to guide health educators in responding to questions about antioxidants.

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Publication
American Journal of Health Behavior, 21, 3, 216-289
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
Antioxidant nutrients, Health educators, Disease prevention, Health enhancement