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On the antiatherogenic effects of vitamin E: the search for the Holy Grail

Authors Galli F

Published 16 February 2010 Volume 2010:6 Pages 69—71


In a recent edition of Vascular Health and Risk Management, Kirmizis and Chatzidimitriou have published a review article, “Antiatherogenic effects of vitamin E: the search for the Holy Grail”.

Beside a general evaluation of the literature on vitamin E and CVD prevention, the authors pointed out the possibility that vitamin E therapy may have particular efficacy in kidney patients. In this sense, they may represent an elective population with high susceptibility to such a secondary prevention effect, that was not identified in other cardiovascular (CVD) patient populations studied in the largest randomized controlled trials.

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