Rethinking Vitamin E

A few months ago, a controversial paper was published in a generally reputable medical journal[1], which seemingly condemned vitamin E as not only useless, but potentially dangerous.  This paper is at odds with the hundreds of other papers that have been published in hundreds of other medical journals, which seemingly confirm that vitamin E is safe and exerts strong protective effects against a variety of diseases.

It would be wrong to simply ignore the negative paper.  In truth, it represents good science – although as usual the conclusions drawn from it in the press have been oversimplified, alarmist, and way off base.