By : Lester Packer

The proceedings of a March 2002 symposium at the World Congress of the Oxygen Club, in Santa Barbara, California present 19 papers reporting recent findings about the body’s two major dietary antioxidants. Introductory papers on each trace the history of research on them. Other topics include vitamin C pharmacokinetics in healthy men and women, potential adverse effects, the ongoing controversy about the bioavailability and biopotency of vitamin E in humans, and prospects for disease prevention and therapy. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR