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Vitamin E and cramps

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Daily supplementation of 200 mg for five days at the beginning of a woman's period "significantly reduces the severity and duration of pain due to primary dysmenorrhoea," S. Ziaei, Tarbiat Moderres University, Tehran, et al., report in the April British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated 278 girls ages 15-17. Although both groups demonstrated statistically significant decreases in pain score and duration, "the magnitude of reduction was significantly greater in the vitamin E group than in placebo." Ziaei et al. attribute the effects to reduction of prostaglandin synthesis by vitamin E "acting as an antioxidant" and anti-prostaglandin...
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