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Vitamin E: Endothelial Benefits in Young Adults with Diabetes

KEY POINT

Daily 1,000 mg doses of vitamin E may help young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus prevent early vascular disease, according to a recently reported trial. After a spate of equivocal tests of vitamin E reported in the first part of this year, the study is welcome news for advocates of this antioxidant agent.

SOURCES

Skyrme-Jones RAP et al. Vitamin E supplementation improves endothelial function in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2000;36:94–102.