The Women’s Health Study (WHS), the largest, long-term, randomized vitamin E trial ever conducted, revealed vitamin E significantly reduced the risk of death from major cardiovascular events (e.g., heart attack or stroke) by 24 percent. A 10-year study of nearly 40,000 healthy women, WHS also showed that for women age 65+, vitamin E’s effect was [...]
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Rat brain cells exposed to the antioxidant quercetin resisted damage much better than those not treated.
The study adds strength to the theory that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and similar brain diseases might be reduced by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“On the basis of serving size, fresh apples have some of the [...]
Postmenopausal women with diabetes who took heavy doses of vitamin C supplements — 300 milligrams (mg) a day or more — were roughly twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke compared with women who took no supplemental C.
Taking supplements to correct the lower blood levels of vitamin C commonly seen in [...]