Health Tip: Do I Need a Vitamin E Supplement?

Most people can get enough from the right diet

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(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin E is an antioxidant that researchers say may help protect you from heart disease and cancer-causing substances. While it's an important part of a healthy diet, the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) says only certain people need to take vitamin E supplements.

Those with conditions that affect the way the body absorbs nutrients may need vitamin E pills, including people with Crohn's disease or cystic fibrosis, the agency says.

Plenty of leafy green vegetables like spinach, fruits such as kiwis and mangoes, and nuts and vegetable oils are ways to obtain enough vitamin E naturally, the ODS says.

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