Dietary supplements warning: Vitamin E, C and beta carotene could trigger an increase in unhealthy ldl cholesterol

However, the study found that vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene prevent the liver from doing this job.

A number of other tests found that vitamin E prevented the breakdown process altogether, which resulted in fewer lipoproteins being destroyed.

Dr. Edward Fisher, Director of the Lipid Treatment & Research Center at NYU Medical Center, said, “Our study is the first to document this association between antioxidant vitamins and VLDL cholesterol.

“It appears that antioxidant vitamins can be potentially harmful to the heart based on their ability to increase the secretion of VDLD in the liver cells and in the mice we studied.”

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