Paying to live a shorter life.
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What about vitamin E? The concern has been that vitamin E supplements increase all-cause mortality, meaning those taking vitamin E live, on average, a shorter life. And now, we know how much shorter. A QALY, a “quality adjusted life year,” is defined as a year of healthy, illness-free life. If you take vitamin E supplements you live, on average, point three QALYs less than if you did not take vitamin E supplements. So by buying vitamin E you are in effect paying to erase like four healthy, illness free months from your lifespan. Still, harmful.
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