E Is for Eluding Heart Disease

New studies show that big daily doses of the vitamin may dramatically cut the risk of clogged arteries

Vitamin E's ribald reputation as a sexual enhancer has made it one of the most ballyhooed -- and best-selling -- of all dietary supplements. Truth is, E does little to lift the libido but it does appear to influence matters of the heart vitally. Two studies, reported in last week's New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who swallowed large doses of the vitamin in pill form -- at least 10 times the daily allotment recommended by the U.S. government -- had a nearly 40% lower risk of heart disease than those who consumed more modest doses. That two studies,...

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