U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

There is some evidence suggesting a protective effect of vitamin E against prostate, bladder, and colorectal cancer, but more research is needed. Most clinical studies show that vitamin E supplements do not have any overall health benefit or any beneficial effect on heart disease or cancer in general.

Review Date: Friday, February 01, 2013

American Cancer Society

Vitamin E Supplements

Vitamin E has been proposed for the prevention or treatment of many health conditions, often based on its antioxidant properties. However, aside from the treatment of vitamin E deficiency, there are a lack of clearly proven medicinal uses of vitamin E supplementation beyond the recommended daily allowance.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Vitamin E: Fact Sheet for Consumers

How much Vitamin E do I need? What foods provide Vitamin E? What are some of the effects of Vitamin E on my health? Read on to find the answers to these, and other related questions.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

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