Effects of Vitamin E on clinic and ambulatory blood pressure in treated hypertensive patients

Gaetana Palumbo, Fausto Avanzini, Claudio Alli, Maria Carla Roncaglioni, Esio Ronchi, Mario Cristofari, Alberto Capra, Susanna Rossi, Lorenzo Nosotti, Carlo Costantini, Cesare Cavalera

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Abstract

A randomized controlled open trial studied the effect of vitamin E supplementation (300 mg/day) on clinic and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (BP) in 142 treated hypertensive patients. After 12 weeks, clinic BP decreased whether or not patients were randomized to vitamin E. Ambulatory BP showed no change in systolic BP and a small decrease in diastolic BP (-1.6 mm Hg, 95% confidence intervals from -2.8 to -0.4 mm Hg), approaching statistical significance in comparison to the control group (P = .06). Vitamin E supplementation thus seems to have no clinically relevant effect on BP in hypertensive patients already under controlled treatment. (C) 2000 American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-567
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Hypertension
Volume13
Issue number5 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood pressure control
  • Hypertension
  • Vitamin E

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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