Thursday, 11 November 2010

Alert On Vitamin E Risk

People should be cautious about taking vitamin E supplements regularly because doing so can increase the risk of a certain type of stroke, scientist said yesterday.

Researchers from the United States, France and Germany reviewed existing studies and found that taking vitamin E increased the risk of haemorrhagic stroke, where bleeding occurs in the brain, by 22 per cent.

However, the study also showed that vitamin E intake cuts the risk of ischaemic stroke, which has less severe outcomes, by 10 per cent.

- Reuters 

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