Antioxidants and physical performance in elderly persons
This results of this study are quite interesting. Basically, the better the antioxidant status (in this case measured by alpha and gamma tocopherol, beta carotene and Vitamin C) the stronger the patient’s knee extension. Whether this is a marker for overall better health habits (patients who take vitamins may be more active and prone to exercise) or whether these vitamins truly do have a direct impact on muscle strength has yet to be determined.
AJCN — Abstracts: Cesari et al. 79 (2): 289 –