Is There Any Hope for Vitamin E?

Brown, B. Greg; Crowley, John
March 2005
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/16/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 11, p1387
Academic Journal
Presents an editorial on the use of vitamin E in the prevention of heart attack and stroke. Recent studies which have shown that the use of antioxidant vitamin regimens such as vitamins E, C and beta carotene do not reduce overall cardiovascular events or cancer; Study in this issue which showed no advantage to the taking of vitamin E and may in fact increase the rates of heart attack; Why this study is important; Belief this study forces medicine to rethink the encouragement of these supplements.


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