Vitamin E. Italian doctors used high doses of the
drug cisplatin to treat 41 patients with lung, brain,
endometrial, or other types of cancer. Cisplatin
causes nerve damage in 90 percent of the people who
take the drug. Before chemotherapy began and
continuing for three months afterwards, 17 of the
patients were given 600 IU of natural-source vitamin
E, and 24 were given placebos. Only one of the
patients taking vitamin E developed neuropathy,

compared with 10 of those taking placebos. Vitamin
E did not interfere with chemotherapy. [Jack Challem]