gamma-tocopherol

The E Factor: Gamma-tocopherol, form of vitamin E, has anticancer power

The form of vitamin E found in many plant seeds might halt the growth of prostate and lung cancer cells, according to a Purdue University study. A team led by Qing Jiang has found that gamma-tocopherol, which occurs naturally in walnuts, pecans, sesame seeds, and in...

Studies show mixed E a good choice

Scientists report that taking mixed vitamin E appears to be more beneficial than taking “regular” vitamin E — the type that contains only one compound, alpha-tocopherol. Mixed vitamin E contains four tocopherol compounds (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and is closer to...

Cut Cancer Risk: Vitamin E protects against prostate cancer

Two forms of vitamin E – alpha- and gamma-tocopherol – appear to lower the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 53% and 39%, respectively, based on the findings of a team of scientists. The researchers drew their subjects from the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene...