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Vitamin E fights VTE risk in women

By Lynda Williams
18 September 2007
Circulation 2007; 116: Advance online publication

MedWire News: Vitamin E supplements significantly reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by up to almost 50%, results from the Women's Health Study (WHS) demonstrate.

"Given its lack of efficacy for prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, vitamin E may be most appropriate for people at high risk of VTE," Robert Glynn (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and team say.

As vitamin E is thought to inhibit vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent clotting factors, the researchers examined WHS findings to determine whether the vitamin alters the risk for VTE.

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