Vitamin E Study - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/5/05

Vitamin E Study

If you've been looking for that magic pill to keep you healthy, researchers say Vitamin E is not it.

This comes from a very large study of 40,000 women who took Vitamin E every other day. Now, after 10 years, researchers say they have found the vitamin had virtually no effect

"If they're taking it to reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, it's not effective," says Eleanor Schrom at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

"It would be much easier to just take a pill but I think everyone has to buckle down and lead a healthy lifestyle, not smoke, eat right and exercise," says Nancy Cook SCD at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Before you throw your away the rest of your Vitamin E, studies continue and researchers are holding out hope that Vitamin E may have some other health benefits. The report comes from the women's health study, which appears in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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