2008 - Supplementation with vitamin E or vitamin C did not differ from placebo for major cardiovascular events and mortality

Shekelle, Paul G.
April 2009
ACP Journal Club;4/21/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses whether vitamin E and vitamin C supplements reduce major cardiovascular (CV) events in men with a lower risk for cardiovascular disease. To know the fact, a study was conducted which included men with a history of myocardial infarction (MI), stroke or cancer. It was found that vitamin E and vitamin C did not differ from placebo for major CV events and mortality.


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