Will taking vitamins prevent heart disease?

Unlikely. Heart disease may be effected by some vitamins, but mostly it is a life-style disease. You are far more likely to lessen your chance of developing heart disease by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It won't matter how many vitamins you take if you don't eat well and don't exercise.
Most likely but. A recent study suggests mutivits don't prevent heart disease in men but many other studies suggest vitamins are likely to prevent heart disease.In his book stop america's #1 killer dr. Thomas levy argues vit c deficiency is a main cause of heart disease. Vitamins that lower homocysteine (b6, b12, folate) reduce risk. Vit e prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing.Vit d & k likely help. See comment:.

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Are they any herbs, foods, vitamins that help fight or or help prevent coronary heart disease at all?

Co Q10. the best supplement which is free with no side effect is exercise. Co Q10 is the best supplement to support cardiovascular system and your heart. all green vegetables and fruits ( not the juice) with fiber are very good for your health and esp heart. Omega 3 is also helpful. Read more...

Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?

Heart disease. To the extent that deficiency of those vitamins has pathology associated, preventing those deficiciencies is beneficial. Read more...
Yes for some-depends. B6, B12 & Folic Acid all lower homocysteine, a metabolite of methionine.High homocysteine is a better predictor of risk of heart disease & stroke than cholesterol, high BP & smoking! these vits. Are proven to lower stroke risk but not yet proven to reduce heart attack risk-but likely will for anyone with high homocysteine. See http://www.Patrickholford.Com/index.Php/blog/blogarticle/171/ & comment:. Read more...

Can a deficiency in a certain vitamin lead to heart disease?

Yes. In the last few years, studies have revealed that vitamin d3 deficiency is associated with increased risk of cardiac events. At the same time, vitamin d3 deficiency is quite common, especially in our northern climate where exposure to the sun, which is required for our bodies to produce this vitamin, is limited to the summer months. If your level is low, oral supplements can remedy this problem. Read more...

How do vitamins deficiencies cause the onset of heart disease?

Several ways! Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite that builds up with b12, folic acid, and b6 deficiencies, and is associated with accelerated atherosclerotic disease. Vitamin d deficiency is associated with increased likelyhood of stroke and mi. The mechansim is not clear but the data is real. These are the "biggies.". Read more...
Endothelial cells. The #1 predictor for heart disease is endothelial cell dysfunction. Look it up and eat foods to support these healthy cells. Read more...

Is vitamin E thought to play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease?

Antioxidant. I believed studies have failed to showed the benefits of vitamin e in the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease. Some studies suggest low incident of heart disease in middle age men and women. Actually, the aha do not recommend vit e to prevent heart problems but recommend the consumption of food high in antioxidants. Read more...
Antioxidant. Vitamin e is an antioxidant. Ldl cholesterol is much more harmful when it is oxidized & vit e prevents this from happening. There are very impressive research studies showing the benefits of vit e preventing heart disease- see http://www.Healthy.Net/scr/article.Aspx?Id=557 it is crucial to take only natural e with mixed tocopherols.Studies on synthetic e (dl-alpha tocpherol) suggest it's harmful! Read more...

I am a 32 yr old female. What essential vitamins/supplements should I take in general and to stop heart disease, stroke, heartattack from occuring?

Many supplements. At 32 your risk is currently quite low but it is never too early to take steps to prevent these common killers. Vitamins c, d, e, k, folic acid, vitamin b6, magnesium, selenium, lysine, pycnogenol, turmeric and fish oil are among the many supplements proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. I have written an article on the subject with links at http://drrandybaker.Com/. Read more...
Eat whole foods. Eating right is the number one measure. Cook with coconut oil. Other risk factors include mthfr mutation which can be checked for. Vit c 500 mg twice daily, vit e 200 iu mixed tocopherols daily, vit d 2000 iu daily, nac 600 mg twice daily, coq10 (ubiquinol) 50-100 mg daily, vit k 45 mcg daily, magnesium glycinate 200 mg once or twice daily as tolerated (can loosen stools). Read more...