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Why do people take vitamin E?

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Some people take vitamin E supplements in hopes that it may help prevent or treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cataracts, and other conditions. But studies have not yet proved the vitamin’s benefits. Taking supplements helps if you’re low on vitamin E. But few people are. Vitamin E deficiency is more likely in people who have diseases like digestive problems and cystic fibrosis, and those on very low-fat diets.

From: Vitamin E WebMD Medical Reference

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Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin E."

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Tribble, D.L. , February 1999. Circulation

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Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin E."

Office of Dietary Supplement: "Vitamin E."

Tribble, D.L. , February 1999. Circulation

Miller, E.R. III , 2005. Annals of Internal Medicine

Lonn, E. 2005. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Hayden, K.M. 2007. The American Journal of Medicine,

Smedts, H.P. , 2009. BJOG

Lawson, K.A. , 2007. Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

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