Washington: Indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm than good, a new study has warned."There were so many conflicting reports about Vitamin E and its effect on various diseases, particularly heart disease, that we wanted to set the record straight, says Prof. Dov Lichtenberg of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine.
“The QALY during the first 10 years of healthy life is 10, but after the stroke the quality of life is only half of what this person had before. Therefore, the second decade is considered the equivalent of merely 5 years of healthy life and in sum a person``s QALY is 15,” Dr. Pinchuk added.The researchers examined data from more than 300,000 subjects in the US, Europe and Israel. "Our major finding was that the average quality-adjusted life years (QALY) of Vitamin E-supplemented individuals was 0.30 less than that of untreated people. This, of course, does not mean that everybody consuming Vitamin E shortens their life by almost 4 months. But on average, the quality-adjusted longevity is lower for vitamin-treated people. This says something significant," Dr. Pinchuk said.The results were recently reported in ATVB, a leading journal of cardiology, and discussed in the journal BioFactors. ANI
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