vitamin E


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vitamin E

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦ē]
(biochemistry)
Any of a series of eight related compounds called tocopherols, α-tocopherol having the highest biological activity; occurs in wheat germ and other naturally occurring oils and is believed to be needed in certain human physiological processes.
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In a new study, researchers showed in prostate cancer cells that one form of vitamin E inhibits the activation of an enzyme that is essential for cancer cell survival.
But vitamin E enjoys a special relationship with two other antioxidants, vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid, that allow it to continue protecting the skin.
Given that more than 50% of individuals 60 years or older are taking supplements containing vitamin E and that 23% of them are taking at least 400 IU per day despite a recommended daily dietary allowance of only 22.
These included 113 in the placebo group, 147 in the vitamin E group, 143 in the selenium group, and 118 in the combined therapy group.
This study was conducted as 3x2 factorial experiment with three level of semi-refined sunflower oil (2, 4 and 6 percent) and two vitamin E level (150 and 750 mg/kg) in six treatments (include three replicates: 12 bird) and totally 212 Hy-line (W36) strain from 62 to 74 weeks in completely randomized design.
If one chooses to supplement with vitamin E in the context of preventing cancer recurrence, choose carefully and only select products with a mixture of tocopherols, and optimally tocotrienols as well.
Like quercetin, vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects neuronal membranes from lipid-peroxidation.
Yet, a study published last year that looked at 980 older New York City residents found no link between AD and high intakes of vitamin E from food or supplements.
I know of doctors that recommend 1,200 units of vitamin E daily on a routine basis.
In a year-and-a-half human trial, patients on Cisplatin, who also took 300 IU of vitamin E a day right before their chemo and continued taking it for three months after their treatments ended, had less nerve damage than those on Cisplatin alone.
Vitamin E is a dietary supplement that boosts turkeys' immune response.
The Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene (ATBC) study tested a daily dose of 50 International Units (IU) of vitamin E (that's the alpha-tocopherol) on 29,000 male Finnish smokers.