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Diet high in total antioxidants associated with lower risk of myocardial infarction in women

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New findings reported in the American Journal of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, September 21, 2012 – Coronary heart disease is a major cause of death in women. A new study has found that a diet rich in antioxidants, mainly from fruits and vegetables, can significantly reduce the risk of myocardial infarction. The study is published in the October issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

“Our study was the first to look at the effect of all dietary antioxidants in relation to myocardial infarction,” says lead investigator Alicja Wolk, DrMedSci, Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. “Total antioxidant capacity measures in a single value all antioxidants present in diet and the synergistic effects between them.”

The study followed 32,561 Swedish women aged 49-83 from September 1997 through December 2007. The women completed a food-frequency questionnaire in which they were asked how often, on average, they…

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One thought on “Diet high in total antioxidants associated with lower risk of myocardial infarction in women

  1. Eating insects is also very healthy as well. There are over 1000 insects you can eat, grasshoppers and crickets are just some of the examples. Insects are high in protein along with important trace minerals used in the human body. I am a huge insect eater haha.

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