Recent Blog Articles

Heart Health

Dietary vitamin E and heart failure

August 01, 2013

Men who consume the most vitamin E are at increased risk for heart failure, while those with the highest vitamin C levels have a lower heart failure risk, finds an 11-year study of men ages 60 to 79.

S. Goyha Wannamethee of University College London led the study, which followed nearly 4,000 men. In men who had a previous heart attack, high vitamin E consumption increased risk of heart failure by 23%.

To continue reading this article, you must log in.

Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School.

  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »

I'd like to receive access to Harvard Health Online for only $4.99 a month.

Sign Me Up

Already a member? Login ».


As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.