Vitamins C, E and beta carotene supplements provided little or no benefit to middle-aged women at risk of heart disease, although a vitamin-rich diet can positively contribute to cardiovascular health, a study reports. Researchers examined more than 8,000 women who were an average of 61 years old for about nine years and found that only a combination of vitamins C and E resulted in a slightly lower risk of stroke compared with placebos.

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