It’s enough to make a medicynic’s day. JAMA reports this week that Vitamin C and E are ineffective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
“A total of 14,641 male physicians who were 50 or older at enrollment took either 500 milligrams of vitamin C and a placebo, 400 International Units (IU) of vitamin E and a placebo, both vitamins, or two placebos every other day for an average of eight years.”
“During this time there were 1,245 confirmed major cardiovascular events among the study participants.”
“Neither vitamin, nor the combination of the two, was found to have a significant impact on the risk for heart attack, stroke , or other cardiovascular events.”