Does vitamin E prevent or promote cancer?

  title={Does vitamin E prevent or promote cancer?},
  author={Chung S Yang and Nanjoo Suh and David Cheng},
  journal={Cancer prevention research},
  volume={5 5},
The cancer preventive activity of vitamin E has been suggested by many epidemiologic studies. However, several recent large-scale human trials with α-tocopherol, the most commonly recognized and used form of vitamin E, failed to show a cancer preventive effect. The recently finished follow-up of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) even showed higher prostate cancer incidence in subjects who took α-tocopherol supplementation. The scientific community and the general… CONTINUE READING