vitamin e

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma

According to the World Health Organization, Mexico City has some of the worst air quality in the world. So two local hospitals were motivated to research alternatives to help alleviate asthma symptoms in young children, focusing on how antioxidants may influence the inflammatory response to ozone, a pollutant found in smog. At the Hospital Infantil [...]

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts

If you’ve got a list of resolutions for the New Year, one of them should be to keep taking a daily vitamin E supplement. That’s the advice of a growing number of health experts in response to a recent highly publicized report suggesting vitamin E may be harmful in larger doses. These scientists say the [...]

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Deficient Kids? Study finds most pre-schoolers low in key vitamins

Health-conscious parents who feed their young children the same low-fat diet they consume for better health may inadvertently deprive their children of vitamin E, an important nutrient for growing bodies, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln nutrition scientist warns. A study of preschool-age children living in Lincoln, Nebraska, found two-thirds of them deficient in vitamin E. Surprisingly, [...]

Deficient Kids? Study finds most pre-schoolers low in key vitamins 2018-02-15T15:53:07+00:00

Cut Heart Disease Risk: Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular deaths by 24%

The results of a new study involving nearly 40,000 healthy women — the longest and largest trial ever conducted on vitamin E — found that vitamin E significantly reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of women in the US. The study, published in the Journal of the [...]

Cut Heart Disease Risk: Vitamin E reduces cardiovascular deaths by 24% 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement

Despite recent reports that high-dose vitamin E is associated with a higher overall risk of dying, at least one group stands to benefit greatly. About 40% of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E supplements, according to a study published in the November [...]

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Vitamin E Cuts Colds: Elderly protected when they supplement, research says

While most people pop a vitamin C to keep the common cold away, research shows that vitamin E may also play a role in the fight. In a recent study on nursing home residents, researchers found that those who supplemented with vitamin E were 20% less likely to get a cold and also had fewer [...]

Vitamin E Cuts Colds: Elderly protected when they supplement, research says 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

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 corn and sesame oils, inhibits the proliferation of lab-cultured [...]

The E Factor: Gamma-tocopherol, form of vitamin E, has anticancer power 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease

Treating gum disease in smokers is daunting: Implants don't take hold as well, surgeries are less successful and infections heal more slowly than in nonsmokers. Short of convincing patients to quit, oral biologists at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found a way to help smokers respond better to treatment. In a [...]

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Nutrients Protect Prostate: Lycopene and vitamin E found to inhibit tumours

A study by Dutch and German researchers has provided evidence that lycopene may be able to inhibit the growth of prostate tumours and that its effect may be enhanced if it is combined with vitamin E. A number of studies already show that high intake of lycopene – a carotenoid that gives the red colour [...]

Nutrients Protect Prostate: Lycopene and vitamin E found to inhibit tumours 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Making Cancer Treatment Better: Vitamin E found to reduce mouth sores

Most patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancers suffer from painful mucositis (mouth sores) which may lead to interruptions in radiation therapy and reduced tumour control. In a recent study, scientists looked at the effect of vitamin E on reducing mouth sores in radiation patients. Brazilian researchers from the Department of Radiation [...]

Making Cancer Treatment Better: Vitamin E found to reduce mouth sores 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

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