Multivitamins and also Vitamin E lower the risk of dying from heart disease

July 31, 2009

Long-term regular consumption of a Multivitamins may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 16 per cent, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington. Intakes of vitamin E over 215 milligrams (over 322 Units) per day over the course of ten years were also associated with a 28% reduction in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to the findings. Vitamins C and E were associated with small decreases in risk of total mortality (dying from any cause).

The Seattle-based researchers analysed the 10-year use of a multiple-vitamin, vitamins C and E supplements on 5-year total mortality, and death from cancer or cardiovascular disease. There data was based on 77,719 Washington State residents between the ages of 50 to 76. The data showed that the use of multivitamins and vitamin E were associated with 16% and 28% decreased risk of death from CVD. The study results are published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Epidemiology.