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Vitamin E

Selenium, vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men

Posted February 23, 2014

High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.

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DSM Proposes Adaptations to Vitamin E Intake Requirements

Posted February 6, 2014

The conclusions of a workshop led by DSM to address the challenges of setting appropriate intake recommendations for vitamin E have been published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. The paper, which outlines a concept for the appropriate assessment of vitamin E status and functionality in order to define desirable vitamin E requirements, is part of the global nutritional ingredient supplier’s ongoing commitment to advance research into the essential micronutrient.

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Study linking vitamin E with cancer ‘irrelevant’ for human supplementation, CRN says

Posted February 4, 2014

Once again, negative results from a tightly focused study with a nutraceutical ingredient have been generalized in the mainstream media as a blanket condemnation. In this case, it was the news that megadoses of vitamin E fed to cancer-prone mice caused their tumors to grow faster. Despite the hubbub, it’s news that is, as far as human supplementation is concerned, “irrelevant,” said Duffy MacKay of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

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Vitamin C and E supplements may hinder athletes’ training

Posted February 3, 2014

With the 2014 Winter Olympics just around the corner, hundreds of athletes are in training for one of the most important competitions of their lives. But according to new research, they should stay away from vitamin C and E supplements if they want to do well. A study has found that these supplements may hinder endurance training.

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Nitro-bisphosphonates may inhibit antioxidant vitamin E levels in women with osteoporosis

Posted January 31, 2014

In postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, treatment with nitro-bisphosphonates appears to be associated with diminished coenzyme Q10 status and vitamin E levels, according to recent study findings.

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High Vitamin E Doses May Help Delay Progression of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s

Posted January 27, 2014

Researchers have discovered a way to slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, and there’s promising work underway to delay the start of symptoms as well.

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Fennel Extract/Vitamin E in the Treatment of Dysmenorrhea

Posted January 22, 2014

In a randomized, double-blind, crossover study involving 68 women with primary dysmenorrhea, treatment with the combination of fennel extract and vitamin E was found to be associated with a lower mean of peak pain intensity in the first, second, third, sixty, and forty-eighth hours, as compared to a group that was treated with ibuprofen, assessed via a Visual Analogue Scale. In the first and second hours, fennel extract/vitamin E was more effective than ibuprofen.

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Vitamin E supplements may reduce bone fracture rate in the elderly: Study

Posted January 17, 2014

Use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may reduce the rate of bone fractures in older people, says a new study that supports the potential bone health benefits of the vitamin.

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Natural Vitamin E v. Synthetic Vitamin E—Guess Which One Slows Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted January 14, 2014

While drug companies are plowing billions of dollars into researching synthetic drugs that may, at best, have a minimal, palliative effect on Alzheimer’s disease, you might not be surprised to learn that there are a number of lifestyle strategies and natural compounds that have been shown to prevent, and even slow, the course of this devastating illness. One of the more recent natural substances to surface as a potential ally against Alzheimers is all-natural, full-spectrum vitamin E.

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Study: Vitamin E May Help Memory

Posted January 13, 2014

A new Finnish study discovers that elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels. As published in the journal Experimental Gerontology, researchers found that various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes.

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