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Tags: vitamin | e | heart | failure

Vitamin E Has No Impact on Heart

Friday, 23 March 2012 11:56 AM EDT

Women who take vitamin E supplements are neither more or less likely to have heart problems, according to a new study in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.
The study, involving nearly 40,000 women in the Women's Health Study, is the first to investigate the effectiveness of vitamin E to prevent the development of heart failure.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston tracked the health of women who took 600 International Units of vitamin E or a placebo every other day for an average of 10 years.
During the course of the study, investigators noted 220 heart failure cases. But researchers found no impact – positive or negative -- from vitamin E supplementation.
They did, however, find a 41 percent decrease in the risk of developing a type of heart failure in which the heart retains its normal pumping function.
They concluded: Heart failure prevention strategies should focus on what has been shown in research to reduce risks, such as controlling blood pressure and preventing heart disease.

© HealthDay

Women who take vitamin E supplements are not more - or less - prone to experience heart failure.
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:56 AM
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