Vitamin E Supplements Raise Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke

An international group of researchers examined data from nine trials involving 120,000 subjects who had been randomized to receive either vitamin E or placebo supplements and had been followed for more than a year. While Vitamin E supplements had no significant effect on overall stroke risk, the supplements increased hemorrhagic stroke by 22% and reduced ischemic stroke by 10%. In light of these findings, the authors discourage the widespread use of Vitamin E supplements.

PositiveTip: It is generally better to look to simple, positive lifestyle changes to lower disease risk, than to supplements.