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Articles May 2011 Issue

Extra Vitamin E Found Safe Yet Ineffective; Debate Goes On

The good news from a new pooled analysis of 57 studies is that, despite some red flags from previous research, vitamin E supplements are safe and don’t increase the risk of death. But neither do the once-highly touted supplements help you live longer, the review reports, despite hopes their antioxidant effects might fight chronic disease. Calling their meta-analysis the largest and most inclusive to date, scientists concluded in Current Aging Science that vitamin E supplementation “cannot be endorsed as a means of reducing mortality”

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