Vitamin E may reduce C-reactive protein

C-reactive protein, or CRP, is a sign of inflammation which, when sustained, has a link to chronic disease. When CRP levels are low, chances for developing cardiovascular and other chronic diseases are also low.

Earlier studies confirm vitamin E has anti-inflammatory effects, but its role in reducing C-reactive protein is unclear.

In this review of 12 placebo-controlled studies covering 495 people, those who took vitamin E saw CRP levels decline by about 20 percent on average, with greater benefits in studies lasting at least six weeks. Discussing the findings, doctors said taking vitamin E may be a good strategy for decreasing inflammatory conditions in people who are susceptible to developing chronic disease, increasing their chances for remaining healthy. 

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