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Tuesday, May 04, 2004

"D'oh!" du Jour 

Thought all those vitamins you take every morning were gonna make you live forever? Well....maybe not so much. A new study has linked vitamins C, E and beta carotene (an A vitamin) to higher levels of vLDL and LDL ("bad") cholesterol. They seem to block the liver's breakdown of vLDL components from the blood.

This is just a press release, and I'm waiting for the full paper and replication, but it's an interesting result. It does not, however, contradict what's known about these vitamins and their very helpful antioxidant properties, which may balance out the newfound effects in real life.

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