Vitamins and supplements

Vitamin E doesn’t offer protection against prostate cancer

Marc B. Garnick, M.D.

Editor in Chief,

Although a recent article on healthy aging in the Washington Post suggested that taking vitamin E can help men prevent prostate and other cancers, that isn’t what the evidence shows.

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