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Vitamin E, Cancer Link Spotlights Risk From Supplement Claims – Researchers

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A 17% increase in prostate cancer among men at average risk who took a commonly used dose of vitamin E demonstrates the potential for “seemingly innocuous, yet biologically active substances such as vitamins to cause harm,” according to a Journal of the American Medical Association study.

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