|Reader's Digest Reports on Vitamin E: Truly a 'Health Care Miracle'
WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Praise for Vitamin E, the "health care miracle," is moving from scientific, medical and health publications to America's mainstream, popular media -- including the latest issue of Reader's Digest.
The August issue of the multi-million circulation magazine summarizes
"A wealth of research shows the potential benefits of this vitamin."
In an article by Anita Bartholomew, Reader's Digest reported that Vitamin E
supplements reduce the risk of heart disease, help prevent atherosclerosis
The article reported on Vitamin E supplementation, noting that even a
"You'd have to eat nearly five pounds of spinach or four cups of peanuts,"
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, a California surgeon, was quoted as saying; "I used tobelieve
that if you ate a good diet, that was enough. But, frankly, you
The article continued:
"If even half of the early findings about E are approved in continuing
The Reader's Digest listed "the evidence so far on how it (Vitamin E) may
* Research at Tufts University in Boston showed, according to nutrition
* At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,
* A National Cancer Institute-supported study found a decreased rate of
Vitamin E was also cited as benefiting smokers, slowing Alzheimer's