Why should I avoid taking too much vitamin E?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that's been touted to prevent lung cancer. However, in excess amounts, vitamin E can actually become an ANTI-anti-oxidant and damage deoxy ribonucleic acid (DNA), which can lead to cancer growth. (Until recently, vitamin E was recommended to ease hot flashes, but new evidence suggests that long-term use may actually be harmful.)

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