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Vitamin E Increases Risk Of Heart Disease


Big Amounts Of Vitamin E Increase The Risk Of Heart Failure

By Marietta Gross - Scoop Media Auckland.

Scoop Report: Large doses of vitamin E can increase the risk of cardiac insufficiency, instead of reducing it. That's the conclusion of a major U.S.-study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday.

The study says cardiac risk exists for patients with Diabetes or artery occlusion. Normally vitamin E is advertised as a 'juvenescence agent' that can guard against heart attack and cancer. However, the safety and positive effect of a high supply has been doubted recently.

The aim of the study was to research the connection between vitamin E consumption and heart attack as well as cancer.

The scientists expected positive results, but to the contrary, no positive effect was apparent. The possibility of increased risk of heart failure from diabetics was a surprise, said Eva Lonn from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She has urged further research in this area.

The study examined the effects of vitamin E pills on almost 40,000 women. Among them were 7030 patients with diabetes or vascular diseases.

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