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Women take Vitamin E for ALS

The ice bucket challenge has brought a lot of attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. But what many people who participated aren’t aware of is an earlier study that “investigated whether vitamin E intake was associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).”

The study found that for women “ALS rates declined with increasing years of use (of vitamin E).” The study concluded that “in women, there was a clear inverse dose-response with increasing dietary vitamin E intake.”

The study concluded that “long-term vitamin E supplement use was associated with lower ALS rates. A possible protective effect of vitamin E deserves further consideration.”

Another reason to insure you are getting enough vitamin E.

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