The world is getting more vitamin E-rich, and many doctors are worried that this will cause an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.
But a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports shows that vitamin E can be used as a way to reduce the risk of both, and may be even better for the cardiovascular system.
“Vitamin E is the key to vascular health,” lead author Dr. Annette Degenhardt said.
“It is essential to a healthy heart, so we have to be aware of its role in vascular health.”
Dr. Degenhart is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and a professor of cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Her research focuses on blood vessel development and function.
Her studies have shown that vitamin C improves blood vessel function in patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and multiple sclerosis.
Degenerhardt has previously shown that taking vitamin C may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
However, the Mayo Institute for Research on Aging has long been concerned about the link between vitamin C and cardiovascular disease risk, and has recommended that people take vitamin C supplements as part of a cardiovascular health plan.
DeGENHARDT AND THE VITALITY OF VITAMINS The Mayo Institute on Aging, a private nonprofit, has conducted a series of studies that found that taking supplements with vitamin C or vitamin E, which are derived from plants like citrus fruits, has a protective effect on cardiovascular disease, and in some cases, cardiovascular disease symptoms.
These supplements have been shown to have beneficial effects in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and improving blood vessel structure.
According to Dr. Robert Kagan, a professor in the Mayo School of Medicine, Vitamin C has many other benefits, including: improving the immune system, and preventing heart disease and diabetes