Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists trace path from PTSD to heart disease

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face a higher risk of heart disease at an earlier age than people without PTSD. A new study helps explain why.

Health

What are antioxidants? And are they truly good for us?

Antioxidants seem to be everywhere; in superfoods and skincare, even chocolate and red wine. Products that contain antioxidants are marketed as essential for good health, with promises to fight disease and reverse ageing.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Vitamin E, selenium supplements did not prevent dementia

Antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium - taken alone or in combination - did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology.

Health

Beware of antioxidants, warns scientific review

The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. Professor Pietro Ghezzi at the Brighton and Sussex Medical ...

Health

Forget the antioxidant pills; just stick with veggies

Based on commercials for nutritional supplements, or even a trip down the supermarket aisle, you might get the impression that your food just isn't nutritious enough. Why just stick to eating fruits and veggies when you can ...

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