Vitamin E and C supplementation had no effect on major CV events

December 2008
Cardiology Today;Dec2008, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p13
The article discusses the result of the Physicians Health Study II on the effect of vitamin E and C supplementation. Researchers found that supplementation of vitamin E and C in patients with cardiovascular events has no effect and concluded that both vitamins have no use in the comprehensive cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention strategy. The research used randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, and factorial design trial on a study population of 14,641 male physicians aged 50 or older, where 5.1% of whom randomly prevent CVD.


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