Dr. Hodis shares if research shows vitamin E can reduce the risk of heart disease in women.
Vitamin E has been a proposed protectant of heart disease for a long time because it is a strong antioxidant. What randomized trials have shown is that overall in women, vitamin E has very small effects if any in protecting the heart in terms of heart attack and preventing stroke and in fact, specifically in women, the evidence is pretty strong indicating that vitamin E really has no effect in protecting the heart.
About Dr. Hodis, M.D.:
Dr. Howard N. Hodis is a professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California, Director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit and has a Harry Bauer & Dorothy Bauer Rawlins Professorship in Cardiology. Graduating with a medical doctorate from USC School of Medicine, he is now a member of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, American College of Physicians, the American Federation for Clinical Research and Society for Preventive Cardiology. His clinical interests are in atherosclerosis, cardiology-lipid disorders and prevention, ultrasound measurement of atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.
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