Cochrane review of carotenoids’ role

A recent Cochrane review entitled “Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration” provided a useful review of the science on the topic.  But, like many studies that review or discuss the use of dietary supplements, the authors qualified the positive data with an often times used cliché suggesting there just “might” be a safety issue without any data to support the comment.  It’s time this type of hyperbole is kept out of scientific conclusions unless there is clearly data to support it.  Read on…..