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Vitamin E causes bleeding in the brain?

by - Published: at 10:53 am
Modified: May 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

BOSTON – New study conducted recently suggests that taking vitamin E can increase the risk of bleeding in the brain.

Image from: www.kmle.co.kr

Image from: www.kmle.co.kr

The review of recent researches conducted by scientists of one of the world’s most famous medical faculties  Harvard in Boston, has shown that people who take vitamin E have 22% bigger chances for hemorrhagic stroke.

However, it also showed that vitamin E at the same time decreases the risk for ischemic stroke by 10%, which is the most common form of stroke.

The researchers have estimated that on every 1,000 people who are being treated with vitamin E comes 0.8% more hemorrhagic strokes and 2.1% fewer ischemic strokes.

They have examined data collected in nine different researches in which participated more than 118,000 people.

About 85% of strokes are ischemic and they occur as result of blockage of some of the brain arteries, while the remaining 15% goes on hemorrhagic strokes which occur as result of brain hemorrhage.

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