Are Vitamin E supplements healthy or harmful?

vitamin E capsulesIt’s been nearly a century since UC Berkeley researchers discovered vitamin E. Since then, many studies have looked at the potential health benefits of this antioxidant, which supplement makers (and some researchers) predicted would help prevent cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, help maintain eyesight and keep skin glowing.

What does the research show?

Writing on Live Science, Dr. John Swartzberg — clinical professor emeritus and editorial board chair of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and Berkeley Wellness — reviews the most important recent findings on the potential health benefits, or potential harm, from vitamin E supplements. Read Swartzberg’s piece here.