re: vitamin E: help or hurt?
i have been researching this extensively (with about 10 other cardiac-related
topics!). the cooper clinic in dallas, which has always focused on heart health
and has a world class lab, recommends 400 units a day. i talked with them last
week; they are sticking by this recommendation. kowalski (not a heart doc but
a cardiac researcher) agrees. but i have also read that over 30 units a day can
be dangerous! i seem to be reading 50 of one, 50 of the other. i asked my
cardio boy about this and he said: "no research definitely supports that it helps.
and no research definitely supports that it hurts. i recommend that you take a
standard multi-vitamin every day to ensure you're getting a good amount, AND
try to get what you can in a healthy diet."
i'm interested in what you all have to say about vitamin E.
SO many studies say that it's invaluable, but now i'm "afeard" to take my 400!