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The Truth About Vitamin E

August 17, 2006

imagesdtk.jpgI used to take Vitamin E daily. The fad on antioxidants was so noisy that you cant help it but follow the trend. Anyway it’s only a vitamin is the argument!

Due to its antioxidant properties, Vitamin E was touted to provide the promise of heart protector and cancer reducer! Preliminary studies which were ” Chart reviews” or retrospective in nature showed promise! But… again we look for studies that are long term with huge number of subjects to really tell if a drug is worth our penny and our time.

The Womens Health Study is the biggest so far that involved 40,000 women who were followed from 1992 to 2004.  That’s pretty huge number with long term follow up period and therefore the results considered reliable. The study was published in the JAMA in July 2005 with extensive review in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The FINDINGS:

Vitamin E did not protect women from cardiovascular disease nor did it protect from cancer!

So if you are taking Vitamin E because of its antioxidant properties hoping to help you protect against heart disease and cancer… think again….

Go for the proven remedies…. Don’t go for the shortcut!

Healthy Lifestyle means Healthy Life!

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