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Many people use vitamin E for its antioxidant effects. As an antioxidant, the fat-soluble vitamin helps prevent the formation of free radicals (damaging atoms or molecules that play a role in various age-related conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer). While vitamin E supplements may be effective for preventing or treating certain conditions, there is some controversy about a few of these uses. Potential side effects include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fatigue.
 
(Click Vitamin E for more information about the benefits of vitamin E, to learn about the effectiveness of these supplements, and for a list of warnings and precautions. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on vitamin E.)
 
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