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“When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease.
“She urged her father to pop the pills as well: ‘Dad, you should be on these vitamins, because every cardiologist is taking them or putting their patients on [them],’ recalled Dr. Gulati, now chief of cardiology for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.
“But just a few years later, she found herself reversing course, after rigorous clinical trials found neither vitamin E nor folic acid supplements did anything to protect the heart.”
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