Vitamin E Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

Many people take vitamin E supplements thinking the antioxidant will help fight lung cancer. A new study suggests that those supplements have exactly the opposite effect in mice. Researchers in Sweden gave vitamin E supplements in amounts four to 50 times the U.S. recommended daily intake to mice with early lung cancer. The researchers expected the supplements to slow the … Read More

Can Vitamin E Help Prevent Cancer?

If taking a vitamin every day prevented cancer, people would be lining up at the drugstore. In lab research, we have found that vitamin E may do exactly that, at least for certain patients. Among people with the genetic disorder Cowden Syndrome, vitamin E may slow or stop the cell damage that leads to cancer. … Read More

Mad for Exercise? Get Antioxidants in Your Diet

If you exercise regularly, make sure you’re getting enough beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E in your diet. Research shows that these antioxidants help to prevent injury to skeletal muscles and decrease fatigue during endurance events. Can vitamin E prevent cancer? How antioxidants work Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other … Read More

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Why Should You Eat Seeds?

Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of seeds? Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic, says people do not realize certain seeds have a variety of health benefits. Hemp seeds, for example, can be a great source of vitamin E. “Vitamin E is an antioxidant in our body,” says Jamieson-Petonic. “It helps … Read More