High doses of vitamin E may help prevent heart attack and stroke by preventing the progression of atherosclerosis, according to the latest data from an American study.
According to researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the effect is limited to doses of 300 (450 IU) to 1000 mg (1500 IU) per day. At annual checkups, researchers used ultrasound to measure arterial wall thickness in the carotid arteries of 573 men and women who work at the same California company. All subjects were free of heart disease when the study began in 1994. The benefit of vitamin E was seen with the use of supplements. The researchers found no effect for dietary vitamin E.
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