(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Many women use vitamin E for their skin, but theories have circulated that taking vitamin E could also impact a women's heart.
A recent study investigated the effectiveness of vitamin E in the prevention of heart failure. With the study consisting of nearly 40,000 women aged 45 or older and in good health. Researchers studied these women for about 10 years to determine if taking the supplement increased heart failure risk. Although 220 heart failure cases were reported, overall researches were unable to determine a link from the vitamin E supplementation.
However, they did, observe a 41 percent decrease in the risk of developing a type of heart failure in which the heart retains its normal pumping function.
In summary they found that vitamin E does not prevent heart failure. They suggest that if you are looking for heart failure prevention methods to use the ones found in research to reduce heart failure risk, such as controlling blood pressure and preventing heart disease.
SOURCE: Heart Failure, March 20, 2012