Does supplementing with antioxidants help you live longer? New research shows promise.
The list of research supporting antioxidants’ benefits is getting longer—and your life could be too. In a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, researchers followed 23,943 healthy men 11 years and found that subjects who took antioxidant supplements had a 48 percent lower risk of dying from cancer than those who didn’t supplement with antioxidants and a 42 percent reduced risk of all-cause early mortality. Even more promising, researchers recorded positive effects even when subjects took just 25 percent of an antioxidant’s recommended dose. Look for supplements with vitamins c, E, or provitamin a (beta-carotene).