Examining Vitamin E Supplements

The use of Vitamin E and other anti-oxidants has been suggested as a way to help the body fight off cancer. But new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that taking Vitamin E could do more harm than good in some cases. Researchers concluded that "in patients with vascular disease or diabetes mellitus, long-term vitamin E supplementation does not prevent cancer or major cardiovascular events and may increase the risk for heart failure."


Greg Brown professor of medicine. University of Washington School of Medicine. Attending physician, University of Washington Medical Center



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