Review: Vitamin E, vitamin C, and possibly coenzyme Q10 are ineffective for preventing or treating cardiovascular disease

May 2004
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2004, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p73
Academic Journal
This article presents the effectiveness of vitamin C, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies in any language were selected if they were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or systematic reviews evaluating vitamin C, vitamin E, or coenzyme Q10 in the prevention or treatment of CVD and assessing clinical outcomes. It was concluded that Vitamin E is not effective for preventing or treating cardiovascular disease. Evidence does not support vitamin C and is insufficient to support or refute the use of coenzyme Q10.


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