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BLOCKBUSTER NEWS: NOW WE KNOW VITAMIN E IS EVEN

MORE ESSENTIAL FOR HEART HEALTH THAN WE EVER THOUGHT!

 

 

Chances are you didn’t hear this on the nightly news – nor read it in your daily paper.  The big news about Vitamin E was released on February 12th, 2004 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol 53, 326S-334S KF Gey, P Puska, P Jordan and UK Moser Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Berne, Switzerland ) which announced:

"Vitamin E deficiency is more closely linked to death from heart disease than such better-known risk factors as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.”

In specific scientific language, the researchers found there is an “Inverse correlation between plasma vitamin E and mortality from ischemic heart disease in cross-cultural epidemiology.”

In plain language, that means, the lower your vitamin E blood levels, the greater your chance of dying from heart disease.! When researchers for the U.N.’s World Health Organization looked at 100 middle age men from each of 16 regions across Europe, they determined low levels of vitamin E in the blood correlated with fatal heart disease more than any of the classical risk factors.

Researchers in the United Nations study said they could predict 62 percent of heart disease deaths by looking at blood levels of vitamin E!.

Headline news! We sure think so. And so does Harvard heart doctor William Castelli, medical director of the famed Framingham Heart Study who said “This is a significant development. It doesn’t mean that the other risk factors are unimportant. It means that there is another new important risk factor.“ While there are expensive tests to measure vitamin E level - the best bet is to eat a well-balanced diet rich in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds,and leafy green vegetables and take adequate vitamin E supplements.”

SOMETHING MORE TO THINK ABOUT

Not too long ago, Vitamin E was called the “vitamin in search of a disease” by those who sought to categorize all nutritional supplementation as ‘quackery’ – (those charlatans are still with us, of course). Even today, many so-called enlightened physicians resist advising patients of this nutrient’s health benefits. Even more shameful, a major independent survey of a large number of board certified cardiologists revealed that while 80% of this group availed themselves of daily Vitamin E supplementation, fewer than 20% of these physicians recommended it to patients.

Yet, despite scant health professional support, Vitamin E has gradually gained public recognition. Well-read self-educated consumers have adopted a pro-Vitamin E position, making it the second most popular vitamin in the today – second only to Vitamin C. In the late 1990’s, unscrupulous marketers, recognizing this trend and seeking to profit from it, claimed several tablespoons of margarine spread on one’s daily bread was the best way to get an adequate Vitamin E supply! Fortunately, this misinformation was soon put to rest as knowledgeable health advocates stepped forward to blast the margarine industry into capitulation.

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN E? CHANCES ARE THE ANSWER IS “NO”!

The U.S. government’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin E is only 10 milligrams - but Dr, K. Fred Gey, unit chief at Bern University’s Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Switzerland who coordinated the U.N. study, believes that should be greatly increased to correspond to the Vitamin E levels in subjects with the lowest rate of heart disease death.

So how much is enough? Good question, not yet answered. Anywhere from 400 to 1200 IU daily would be our guess.

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