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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is important for proper functioning of many of the body's organs. It helps to maintain healthy skin, good vision, and correct functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin E is fat-soluble, with the body storing it in the liver and fat tissue when not being used. It is also an antioxidant that can help protect cells within the body.

Most people do not require vitamin E supplements. Taking very large doses of vitamin E can be harmful, especially to people on blood thinning medicines such as warfarin and some cholesterol medicines.

Better sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, and fortified cereals.

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Last reviewed: April 2017

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In addition to the various drugs approved for use in treating Alzheimers disease, there is considerable interest in the use of other treatment therapies. This page provides a brief summary of information about some of these. Because of the possibility of side effects and drug interactions, people are strongly advised to consult with their doctor if considering using any of these therapies.

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Regular eye check-ups are recommended for people without eye diseases or specific risk factors

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Warfarin and other medicines

Other medicines can interact with warfarin and affect your dose. Make sure you speak to your doctor about other medicines you might be taking, including vitamins.

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Kids' Health - Topics - More about vitamins

All plants and animals need vitamins but only plants can make all the vitamins they need. Humans can make vitamin D, using sunlight, and Niacin (say ny-ass-in) from an amino-acid in protein called tryptophan (say trip-toe-fan). Vitamin K is made by bacteria (germs) inside our gut. These germs are useful to have! We have to get all the other vitaminsfrom our food.

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