Yay Vitamin E!
New Study Finds Vitamin E Prevents Heart Disease Deaths
By Alan R. Gaby, MD
Healthnotes Newswire (September 8, 2005)—Vitamin E supplementation significantly reduced the number of heart disease–related deaths over a ten-year period in healthy women, reports the Journal of the American Medical Association (2005;294:56–65). This study confirms previous reports showing a beneficial effect of vitamin E on heart function and contradicts research published earlier this year suggesting that vitamin E has adverse effects on the heart.
In the new study, 39,876 apparently healthy American women over the age of 45 were randomly assigned to receive a vitamin E supplement (600 IU every other day) or a placebo for an average of 10.1 years. During the study, there were 24% fewer deaths due to heart disease in the women receiving vitamin E than in those receiving the placebo. The number of nonfatal heart attacks and strokes, on the other hand, did not differ significantly between the vitamin E and placebo groups; nor was there any difference in all-cause mortality.
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