Vitamin E and Heart Health

by Jodee on July 24, 2009

Does taking Vitamin E supplements lower your risk of heart disease? It may be too soon to tell. Vitamin E is found in seeds, nuts, tomatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. It is also added to some ready-to-eat breakfast cereals.

Since this Vitamin contains antioxidants and may help to reduce inflammation, it makes sense that making sure you eat enough of it will help to lower your risk of heart disease. While some studies have found that ingesting large amounts of Vitamin E will have a positive effect on heart health, some clinical trials concluded that the Vitamin was not an effective weapon in the fight against heart disease.

When considering the results of the clinical trials, do keep in mind that the participants were older (age 50 and up). More research needs to be done with younger subjects before writing off Vitamin E entirely.

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