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Vitamin E is notoriously hard to get from food, but when it comes to reducing bladder cancer risk, it's worth the extra effort, say researchers from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In a study of 1,000 people, those who got the most vitamin E from food (about 9 mg per day) cut their bladder cancer risk by 42%, compared with those who got the least. But Tufts University studies found that only 2.4% of women get the optimal 15 mg per day of vitamin E. Good sources: almonds (7 mg per ounce), sunflower seeds (6 mg per ounce), or one mango or papaya (2 mg).

PHOTO (COLOR): Sunflower seeds brim with E

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By Gloria McVeigh

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