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Vitamin E May Help Reduce Bone Fracture

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A new study shows that regular use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may help to reduce the rate of bone fractures in the elderly. Conducted by Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the study collected data over 19 years from nearly 15.000 women and the results indicated that the lowest average levels of alpha-tocopherol were associated with a significant 86% increase in the rate of hip fracture, while use of supplements were associated with a 22% reduction in the rate of hip fracture. Similar results were found from higher vitamin E levels in men according to additional data collected over 12 years in over 1.100 men.

Vitamin E has been known to have positive effects on both bone and muscle mass due to its antioxidant properties leading to lower fracture risks according to researchers from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  These new results support previous findings that higher intakes of vitamin E are associated with higher lean muscle mass, higher BMD, and lower fracture risk in elderly man and women.

Vitamin E is found in many foods including vegetable oils, cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and wheat germ oil. It is also available as a supplement. Vitamin E is often used for treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels including hardening of the arteries, heart attack, chest pain, leg pain due to blocked arteries, high blood pressure, and is also used for treating diabetes and its complications.

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