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    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
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    Caffeine is an antioxidant, and antioxidants help to help prevent heart disease.

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    Well it's official, sort of, it seems the benefits outweigh the down side, if your prepared to believe the ABC after the Statin debacle.
    Caffeine - Health & Wellbeing

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    Oh goody, another health thread !
    Should we first be sure that antioxidant consumption via diet is of any benefit or positive benefit?
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    I found the following quite interesting too, selenium is a powerful antioxidant.

    2013 - a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in HIV-infected adults, "supplementation with a single supplement containing multivitamins and selenium was safe and significantly reduced the risk of immune decline and morbidity."
    Baum MK, Campa A, Lai S, et al. Effect of Micronutrient Supplementation on Disease Progression in Asymptomatic, Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV-Infected Adults in Botswana: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2013;310(20):2154-2163. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280923. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1785464

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    The topic title is

    Caffeine is an antioxidant, and antioxidants help to help prevent heart disease.


    The forum is (General coffee related)

    Not sure what either of the replies have to do with either the topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Well it's official, sort of, it seems the benefits outweigh the down side, if your prepared to believe the ABC after the Statin debacle.
    Caffeine - Health & Wellbeing
    Come on Yelta, the credibility of the ABC and the "statin debacle" are two different issues.
    The ABC got exactly the result they were looking for from that doco and I would question whether the topic could have been raised as effectively any other way.

    There is a lot more work to be done on the subject of antioxidants and health benefits.
    I am a bit sceptical about the use of substances to 'prevent' undiagnosed conditions, particularly when there is minimal evidence to support the efficacy of the substance in the first place.
    My theory of "health" is based around the idea of applying your common sense to the matter of what you ingest and to what you think your body needs to be healthy.
    As an example, I would think that a range of food groups, a minimum of poisons (alcohol, drugs, nicotine etc) and regular, substantial but mild exercise would be a pretty good starting point.
    As a wine lover I could delude myself that I should be drinking a bottle of red every night - for it's antioxident and blood thinning value - but my common sense tells me that is probably nonsense.



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