Recommending anti-oxidants?

Topic: Heart Attack Prevention

Dr. Lee:
Are you recommending anti-oxidant vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene to your patients?

Dr. Gregory Thomas:

I don't recommend beta carotene, I think that the evidence on beta carotene is not very strong. But if one has coronary heart disease, I recommend taking 500 mg of vitamin C or vitamin E at 400 units.

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