Supplementation of antioxidant vitamins and minerals may exert beneficial cardiometabolic effects, among men.
A long-term study reaffirms the effects of antioxidants for health and aging. Karen Assmann, from Universite Paris (France), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 3,726 men and women enrolled in the Supplementation with Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals Study, which tracked participants for Metabolic Syndrome both at the study’s start and after 13 years of follow-up.
Subjects self reported dietary habits and medication use over the study period, while the researchers measured blood pressure, glycemic markers, cholesterol, triglycerides, and waist circumference). Among men, antioxidant supplementation associated with a higher probability of “healthy aging” – characterized by better scores of cardiovascular and metabolic measures.
Neufcourt L, Assmann KE, Fezeu LK, Touvier M, Graffouillère L, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Wirth MD, Hercberg S, Galan P, Julia C, Kesse-Guyot E. “Prospective association between the dietary inflammatory index and metabolic syndrome: Findings from the SU.VI.MAX study.” Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Sep 21. pii: S0939-4753(15)30082-X.