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Ask the doctor: Should I take a vitamin E supplement?

Some studies have shown that taking vitamin E supplements may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and acute macular degeneration.
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Q. Are there any benefits to taking vitamin E supplements? Or any risks?

A. We sure get a lot of questions about vitamins. That must be because taking vitamins is very common, and because scientific studies about vitamins are frequently in the news and don't always come to the same conclusions.

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