"What we found was that vitamin E had a significant effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors, but those effects went in opposite directions. Some of the effects were positive, and some were negative," said Dr. David Rainwater of the SFBR Department of Genetics and the lead author of the study. "This leads us to believe that the discrepancies in human studies are due to which effect is emphasized in the group of people studied."
vitamin E appears to help some people avoid heart disease. But for others, it doesn't and in fact, may make some people more vulnerable to it.