Skeleton Leaping - Pencil Drawing StyleA cross-sectional study, appearing in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (July 2013, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 455-460), looked at bone mineral density and vitamin E levels in 232 women in early menopause. The vitamin E/lipid ratio was much lower in women with osteoporosis than it was in women with normal bone density. The authors of the study expressed the opinion that vitamin E may increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.