Sunday, March 20, 2005

Vitamin E boosts risk of heart failure in some patients: Canadian-led study

From the Canadian Press:
Folk wisdom has long suggested that daily doses of vitamin E may protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. But a massive Canadian-led study has found that the supplement not only fails to prevent the world's top two killers - it may also do harm.

"We noted an increase in heart failure" among those taking vitamin E, said Dr. Eva Lonn, a cardiologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and lead investigator of the study. "So our main message is that vitamin E does not protect you. It may harm you, so there's no reason to take it." ...more

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