Stroke not prevented by vitamin C and E supplements

Professor Graeme Hankey, consultant neurologist and head of the stroke unit at the Royal Perth Hospital, said there was sufficient evidence from meta-analyses of large randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to reliably conclude that dietary supplementation with beta-carotene, vitamin C or vitamin E does not prevent stroke. 

His comments coincide with a highly critical investigation of the multivitamin market by consumer group Choice. It said marketing tactics, often involving high profile sporting celebrities, were persuading healthy people to use multivitamin and