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Vitamins C and E May Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

November 11, 2008

The Physicians’ Health Study II sought to evaluate the role of vitamin C or E supplementation in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and involved over 14,000 men aged 50 or older. Following supplementation with vitamins C and E, an 8-year follow-up showed that the number of men who suffered major cardiovascular events was the same in both the treatment and the placebo groups. Vitamins C or E may not prevent cardiovascular disease contrary to popular belief.

See journal article.