Vitamin E – Are you at risk of Coronary Heart Disease?
Protect Your Heart Health
In a health study done at Harvard Medical School of Public Health, with over 87,000 nurses. They found a 41% reduction in heart disease risk in the nurses that took Vitamin E supplements for over 2 years. The group that was at the lowest risk of heart disease took 200IU’s per day.
Reduce Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Scientists from the New England Journal of Medicine believe that the formation of abnormal fatty or lipid masses in arterial walls begins when LDL (Bad Cholesterol) is oxidized.
It helps protect against the formation of LDL cholesterol, which helps to protect against coronary heart disease.
Decrease Plaque Buildup
In a study done by Clinical cardiology on 156 men in California who had previously had bypass surgery. The men who took 100 IU’s or more had a significant decrease in the progression of plaque build up in their arteries.
Reduce Heart Attacks, Ischemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction
In the Cambridge Heart Antioxidant study (CHAOS), they found Vitamin E supplements greatly reduced the risk of heart attacks in high risk patients. They concluded that people with Angina or those that are at high risk of heart disease should supplement with high doses of Vitamin E.
In a study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on over 2300 men in Quebec, the men who took vitamin supplements had a 70 percent reduced risk of dying from ischemic heart disease and almost a 50 percent lower risk of myocardial infarction. The vitamin that appeared to be most protective was vitamin E.
In a study done by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on 156 men in California who had previously had bypass surgery. The men who took 100 IU of Vitamin E or more had a significant decrease in the progression of plaque build up in their arteries.
It even improved performance of daily living activities and the need for care.
The July 1, 2004 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine included antioxidant supplements in a review of therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The review noted that studies have shown the most widely administered antioxidant therapy, which uses vitamin E with the drug selegiline, can help delay placement in a nursing home, the development of severe dementia, and death, better than a placebo.
In a Japanese- American study of 3000 men over the age of 70, researchers found that a combination of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, significantly reduced the risk of dementia and even improved cognitive function in those without dementia.
In a Boston study, of 88 people over the age of 65, researchers found that people taking 200 IU of Vitamin E per day had improved immune function.
In a study published in JAMA, they found Vitamin E supplementation helps to fight upper respiratory tract infections in the elderly and those given Vitamin E supplementation had a 20 percent lower risk of catching a cold.