Update on Vitamin E

Update on Vitamin E
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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 just 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, 0.3 QALYs less than if you did not take vitamin E supplements.

So, by buying vitamin E, you’re paying to erase like four healthy, illness-free months from your lifespan. Still, harmful.

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Image thanks to Eden Politte via flickr

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

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 just 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, 0.3 QALYs less than if you did not take vitamin E supplements.

So, by buying vitamin E, you’re paying to erase like four healthy, illness-free months from your lifespan. Still, harmful.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Eden Politte via flickr

Doctor's Note

Check out these videos on fat-soluble vitamins:
Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?
Is Vitamin D3 Better Than D2?

And check out my other videos on Vitamin E

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Eating To Extend Our LifespanSoy milk: shake it up! and Should We Take a Multivitamin?

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