Quitting Smoke, Having Vitamin E Supplements May Reduce cardiovascular disease Risk

Quitting Smoke, Having Vitamin E Supplements May Reduce cardiovascular disease RiskQuitting smoking in addition to the intake of vitamin E supplements was found to be beneficial for health. Recently, a research was carried out by a group of US in which 19% decline in future risk of cardiovascular disease if a person adopts the above given pattern.

Researchers from the Ohio State University have noticed improvement in the level of blood vessel function among people, who had quit smoking and have also been taking vitamin E supplements.

In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers carried out an experiment. Volunteers were enrolled in the study. They were asked to quit smoking for a week. All volunteers got their blood markers of inflammation and blood vessel function before and after the experiment.

After seven days, volunteers noticed improvement in their vascular function by 2.8%. Those who had not only quit smoking but were also taking the gamma-tocopherol, a form of Vitamin E, showed even better improvement that was additional 1.5%.

Lead researcher Richard Bruno affirmed, "We hope to develop a therapy to combine with smoking cessation that could accelerate the restoration of vascular function and reduce cardiovascular risk". It shall be noted that vitamin E supplements provided to volunteers are not the ones available at medicine stores.

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