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Vitamin E Takers Needn’t Worry About Overdosing

April 15, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
There has been some concern over the years that taking too much vitamin E poses significant health risks, but a new U.S. study finds that people cannot overdose on vitamin E because excess amounts are not harmful and at any rate are excreted. The antioxidant vitamin, found in oils, fats and some other foods, is important for proper functioning of organs, nerves and muscles. It is also an anticoagulant that can reduce blood clotting. Some people, especially those on a low-fat diet, consume inadequate dietary levels, take vitamin E supplements.
M. G. Traber , "Mechanisms for the Prevention of Vitamin E Excess", The Journal of Lipid Research, April 15, 2013, © The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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