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Is Vitamin E harmful?

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It is not harmful for an individual to consume vitamin E through foods, but consuming high doses of vitamin E supplements may cause health problems, according to National Institutes of Health. The chance of health risks increases with the amount of vitamin E supplements taken, according to WebMD.

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Is Vitamin E harmful?
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Large doses of vitamin E supplements may increase the risk of bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke, according to National Institutes of Health.

Large doses of vitamin E supplements can also cause headaches, rashes, nausea, blurred vision and bruising, according to WebMD. Individuals with diabetes or heart disease should not consume vitamin E doses of 400 IU or more per day.

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