Vitamin E Use May Raise Tuberculosis Risk In Heavy Smokers, University of Helsinki Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of vitamin E supplements appears to increase the risk of tuberculosis in some middle-aged smokers, according to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition. In the overall analysis, vitamin E use did not affect the odds of tuberculosis in smokers. In people who smoked at least 20 cigarettes per day and consumed diets high in vitamin C, however, vitamin E supplements more than doubled the risk.

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