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Are Vitamin E Supplements Healthy or Harmful?

Dr. John Swartzberg is an internist and specialist in infectious disease and chairman of the editorial board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and berkeleywellness.com. He is also a clinical professor emeritus of medicine at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Vitamin E at low concentrations is a good anti-oxidant.  At high concentrations, it becomes a pro-oxidant.  On the other hand, polyphenols appear to be powerful anti-oxidants at all concentrations.  This is why longevity increases with greater polyphenol consumption.

 

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