Vitamin E benefits:
Studies Conclude Vitamin E Supports Heart Health Risk:
Can eating peanuts reduce your risk of a heart attack? Well, if you eat enough of them.
Vitamin E, found in peanuts, can play an important role in reducing heart disease cases
say reports released recently by the American Heart Association, the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition and the New England Journal of Medicine. Food probably isn't the best
source of vitamin E, however.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England conducted a study of 2,000 patients
with heart disease. Consuming Vitamin E supplements reduced the disease by 75%, said Dr.
Jan Breslow, American Heart Association president. "Now we can confidently say that
Vitamin E protects against heart health, " said Professor Morris Brown, lead
researcher on the Cambridge study. "I will be recommending that patients be given
supplementary vitamin E at high dose," he concluded. A University of Minnesota School
of Health study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and a National Institute
of Aging (Bethesda, Md.) study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
both support these findings.
Supplements appear to be significantly healthier sources of Vitamin E than food, says the
National Institute of Aging study. "Dietary sources high in vitamin E are often high
in fat,"says the study. "To get 100 IU (international units) daily, a
person would have to consume 7 cups of peanuts, 2 cups of corn oil or 19 cups of spinach,"