Vitamin E intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Vitamin E intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

This study examined whether individuals who regularly use supplements of the antioxidant vitamins E and C have a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than nonusers.
The study followed 957,740 individuals 30 years of age or older. Regular use of vitamin E supplements was associated with a lower risk of dying of ALS. The results therefore suggest that vitamin E supplementation could have a role in ALS prevention.

Further details can be found in the study.
Ascherio A, Weisskopf MG, O'reilly EJ, Jacobs EJ, McCullough ML, Calle EE, Cudkowicz M, Thun MJ.
Ann Neurol. 2005 Jan;57(1):104-10.

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