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Advice to Consumers continued...
"I take antioxidant supplements every day," he says. "I know
more about these nutrients than most people do, including the authors of this
study, who are not nutritionists. This does not change a thing for me. You can
take that to the bank."
Zelman has this advice: If you plan to continue taking antioxidant
supplements, don't exceed the recommended daily doses.
"For nutritional insurance, my suggestion would be a once-daily
multivitamin," she says. "But for those people who take multiple
supplements, and are going to continue to do so, heed the warning and be sure
to respect the safe upper dosage limits."
"If you are in doubt, take the time and go to your doctor and talk with
her or him," Gluud advises.