Vitamin E: not harmless

By | February 12, 2017

Vitamin E is commonly prescribed for Peyronies Disease, even though it has been shown to have NO benefit and even though several studies have suggested that high dose Vitamin E is mildly toxic.

Today another study suggested Vitamin E may slghtly increase lung cancer diagnoses:

Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Lung Cancer Risk – washingtonpost.com

Our study of supplemental multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and folate did not show any evidence for a decreased risk of lung cancer,’ study author Dr. Christopher G. Slatore, a fellow in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Washington, said in a statement…

… Every increase in vitamin E of 100 milligrams per day was associated with a 7 percent rise in lung cancer risk — translating into a 28 percent increase in risk over 10 years for someone taking 400 milligrams of vitamin E daily….

A 28% increase in lung cancer risk still isn’t in the range of second-hand smoke, but it’s significant.

Vitamin E is worthless as a Peyronies treatment. It’s probably not harmless in large doses.

Urologists should not prescribe it.

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