Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vitamin E and The Diabetic Heart

Science Daily reports that researchers at the Technion-Israel Institue of Technology and the Clalit Health Services in Israel suggest that vitamin E supplements can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and related deaths for diabetics who carry a particular version of a gene.

After 18 months of treatment, people with the haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 gene who took 400 IUs of vitamin E daily had more than 50 percent fewer heart attacks, strokes, and related deaths than Hp 2-2 patients who took a placebo pill. 40 percent of diabetics carry the Hp 2-2 gene.

This finding is a new answer to an old question: can antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E help prevent heart disease?

4 comments:

Raymond Tucker, MD said...

I just celebrated my 90th birthday and my heart is in great shape. I owe my health to a good diet, reasonable amounts of daily exercise and a potent daily multiple that includes 400 IUs of vitamin E.

Daniel said...

I am taking your product, Oculair which was 300 IU, should I include more Vitamin E?

Ellen Troyer, MT MA said...

Hi Daniel,

We think 300 daily IUs of natural supplemental Vitamin E is the perfect amount.

Have a great holiday.

Ellen

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