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Medical News & Perspectives
August 11, 2004

To "E" or Not to "E," Vitamin E's Role in Health and Disease Is the Question

JAMA. 2004;292(6):671-673. doi:10.1001/jama.292.6.671

Boston—From the pharmacy shelf to the kitchen shelf, vitamin E has become a common presence—not surprising for a substance touted as something that can help prevent and treat maladies ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer. A good deal of laboratory data and results from epidemiological and retrospective studies support the notion that vitamin E can help ward off myocardial infarctions and keep cancer at bay.