Vitamin E did not prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer in healthy women

January 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the Women's Health Study, according to which Vitamin E in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. 39, 876 women greater than 45 years of age without a history of cancer, CVD, or other major chronic illness. The patients had no history of adverse effects to aspirin; and were not taking aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. A composite endpoint of first major CV event, and total invasive cancer excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer. It has been established that Vitamin E did not reduce the composite endpoint of first major CV event and did not reduce total invasive cancer more than placebo.


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