Ask the doctor: Vitamin E for the heart

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH

Q. I had a heart attack 20 years ago. My doctor told me to stop taking vitamin E. My old cardiologist told me to take vitamin E every day to prevent another heart attack. What should I do?

A. Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E supplements were once thought to boost antioxidant levels and fight off disease.

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