Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Vitamin E reduces ALS risk.

Vitamin E May Stave Off Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Patients who used vitamin E for 15 or more days per month for at least 10 years had a reduced risk of ALS death of 62 percent.
  • Most cases in the study were spontaneous, so this may not apply to hereditary ALS.
  • Study included 1 million patients, over 11 years, and 525 died of ALS.
The article also talks about how Vitamin E is an antioxidant, as is Vitamin C, but only E confers the benefit, and they're not sure why.
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