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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that has antioxidant properties. There are eight different types of this vitamin, with the most active form being alpha-tocopherol. As an antioxidant, the vitamin helps prevent the formation of free radicals (damaging molecules or atoms that can start a chain reaction of cellular damage). There is currently much controversy about the effectiveness of vitamin E supplementation for certain uses, such as for cardiovascular disease. Although normal doses are probably safe for most people, high doses can cause problems.
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