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More than 9 in 10 Americans are deficient in vitamin E, putting them at higher risk for brain damage

5/5/2015 - Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging. New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency might put people at a higher...

Sunflower seeds: a good source of fiber, protein, vitamin E and more

11/5/2014 - Sunflower seeds are the fruits of the beautiful sunflower plant, which is native to North America and is characterized by its impressive height and light yellow petals. These seeds possess a firm texture and a mildly nutty taste, and were a significant source of food for the American Indians. Sunflower...

Vitamin E, critical for brain health, is lacking in 90% of adults - find out how to add more to your diet!

9/25/2014 - The complexity of the human body is vast, consisting of trillions of cells working simultaneously to ensure that we take our next breath. While the processes are complex, the method by which they perform is quite simple. In order for our cells to do their job, they need vitamins. Researchers believe...

Vitamin E better than any medication at saving brain tissue during a stroke

6/10/2014 - Dr. Cameron Rink points to a picture of a brain that is currently undergoing a stroke, noting in particular the dark, feathery arteries that branch out across grayish brain tissue. Some of that tissue has faded to black around the vessels which are obstructed, and they very much resemble a city block...

Fruits, veggies and vitamin E combine to slash risk of stroke and premature death

5/31/2014 - Nutrition researchers have written volumes over the past decade to clearly demonstrate how foods eaten in their natural and unprocessed states, combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can significantly cut the risk of virtually all chronic diseases that lead millions of unsuspecting people to early...

Vitamin E prevents brain damage during stroke

5/13/2014 - A variety of vitamin E may prevent brain damage caused by stroke and may even be able to prevent strokes from occurring in the first place, two new studies have indicated. Animal studies by researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown that, if the blood vessels surrounding...

Vitamin E: a skin-boosting antioxidant that plays many roles in the body

4/16/2014 - "Vitamin E" is an umbrella term for a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that are found in a wide variety of whole foods. These compounds, of which alpha-Tocopherol is the most biologically active, have a large number of functions in the body. This article takes a closer look at those functions and...

Vitamin E helps protect against toxic effects of mercury

1/22/2014 - A combination of vitamin E and selenium products may help reduce the toxicity of mercury from eating fish, according to a recent study involving lab rats. Scientists say that, if results can be replicated in human beings, the findings could mean that pregnant women may be able to consumer larger amounts...

Scientists explain mechanism how vitamin E helps prevent cancer

6/17/2013 - Past bodies of research have suggested that vitamin E is an important nutrient in the age-old battle against many forms of cancer. A number of poorly constructed studies over the past five years have concluded that supplementation with vitamin E not only provides no health benefits, but may actually...

Vitamin E protects health; is safe even in large amounts

4/18/2013 - Doctors have warned over the years that taking extra vitamin E could pose health risks. But is this based on facts? According to a new review of numerous studies of vitamin E just published in the Journal of Lipid Research, the human body has biological mechanisms that simply eliminate excess levels...

Vitamin E slows aging, grows hair, prevents diabetes, improves brain function and blood flow

3/23/2013 - Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that can slow aging and help grow hair. Research has shown that vitamin E can soften the red blood cells, which increases circulation by improving blood flow. Vitamin E comes in eight forms. Four are tocopherols and four are tocotrienoils. Most Americans' diet is rich...

Vitamin E found to significantly lower risk of developing liver cancer

7/20/2012 - Worldwide cases of liver cancer are on the rise, as the third most common form of cancer takes the lives of millions around the globe each year. The liver is charged with performing more than 300 critical functions in the body; from cholesterol and glucose metabolism to clearing dangerous chemical and...

Vitamin E from diet shown to protect against many forms of cancer

5/6/2012 - Cancer is a leading cause of death in many western cultures, second only to heart disease. A wide array of research bodies exist to provide solid evidence that this killer disease is largely promoted by poor lifestyle habits, especially diet. Medical researchers have long known that there is a definite...

Bogus vitamin E study used single-form, synthetic variety to claim nutrient causes bone loss

3/27/2012 - The Big Pharma-backed pseudoscience brigade is at it again trying to malign natural vitamins as if they were dangerous pharmaceuticals. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine claims that taking vitamin E is linked to causing bone loss in mice, but fails to mention that the research involved...

Vitamin E tocotrienols work through multiple pathways to delay disease onset and extend lifespan

3/21/2012 - The result of several new research bodies that have been published all point to the powerful effect of vitamin E tocotrienols to prevent stomach cancer, reduce fatty liver disease incidences and prevent disease mechanisms that can extend natural lifespan in humans. Over the past decade, many studies...

Synthetic 'alpha tocopherol' vitamin E supplements linked to increased risk of prostate cancer

11/12/2011 - Most of the prominent studies that have come out in condemnation of vitamin E over the years have failed to explain the type of vitamin E used. An extremely thorough analysis conducted by the Life Extension Foundation (LEF), however, reveals why the synthetic alpha tocopherol form of vitamin E used...

Vitamin E tocotrienols protect the heart and prevent metabolic syndrome

10/20/2011 - Few people pay attention to the importance of vitamin E, much less to the multi-fractioned mirror image versions of the vitamin known as isomers (consisting of tocotrienols and tocopherols). Vitamin E has long been known as a nutrient that may play a role in maintaining heart health, but extensive new...

Vitamin E increases risk of prostate cancer? More junk science from JAMA

10/19/2011 - A "science skeptic" who routinely attacks vitamins and holistic health therapies recently reported the following in his newsletter: Study questions vitamin E safety. A major clinical trial has found that dietary supplementation with vitamin E appears to increase the risk of prostate cancer among...

Beware of mass misinformation - Know the real story behind Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

10/17/2011 - The mass media is now widely disseminating recent negative results of the ongoing SELECT trial (Selenium and Vitamin E in Preventing Prostate Cancer), which showed that men who were taking 400 IU vitamin E per day had a 17% greater risk of prostate cancer. One doctor interviewed has even recommended...

Vitamin E tocotrienols improve metabolic markers to prevent vascular and cancer risks

7/27/2011 - Very few people realize that there are eight different fractions of vitamin E known as tocotrienols that are essential to optimal health and protect against vascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Tocotrienols are so critical that new research demonstrates a shortage of these vitamin isomers...

Vitamin E tocotrienols significantly lower disease-promoting triglycerides

6/4/2011 - Extensive Big Pharma propaganda has most allopathic physicians and their patients focused on blood cholesterol levels as a critical factor in cardiovascular disease development, as this is a number they can easily manipulate with dangerous statin drugs. Extensive scientific research points to increased...

Discover the many functions of Vitamin E

5/9/2011 - Vitamin E has many therapeutic properties. It can be used topically and ingested. It is available in a capsule for easier ingestion or in an oil. Vitamin E oil can be swallowed or applied to the skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is essential for several basic bodily functions. It can...

Take advantage of the full spectrum of vitamin E for maximum disease protection

1/3/2011 - Health conscious people understand the importance of a diet that includes all the essential vitamins and minerals to avoid chronic illness as we age. Vitamin E is known to confer many health benefits including support for the heart and brain as well as being an immune system booster. Many are surprised...

Walking, vitamin E and diet modifications thwart Alzheimer`s disease

12/3/2010 - Medical researchers continue to demonstrate that the development and progression of one of the most feared conditions of our generation is not an inevitable occurrence. Alzheimer`s disease affects 1 in 10 people by age 65 and nearly half of those aged 85 or older. The disease develops undetected over...

Milk thistle, vitamin E and fish oil fats can prevent and reverse fatty liver disease

11/19/2010 - As many as 1 in 3 Americans are living with a ticking bomb known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The condition is virtually symptomless until the liver becomes inflamed or scarred from decades of dietary abuse. The vast majority of NAFLD is caused by poor dietary choices that increase dangerous...

Vitamin E helps prevent dementia

11/4/2010 - A high dietary intake of vitamin E may reduce the risk of developing dementia in older adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and published in the journal Archives of Neurology. Researchers recruited 5,395 Dutch adults over the age of...

Vitamin E Protects the Lungs from Deadly Diseases

7/8/2010 - In the year 2000 it was estimated that approximately 16 million people suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive disease that hinders breathing. In the same year, COPD was responsible for the death of 2.74 million people. This number comes from the World Health Organization...

Palm fruit oil is the richest source of tocotrienols, the other half of the vitamin E equation

6/7/2010 - Many people are already aware of the fact that vitamin E helps to rid the body of free radicals and protect it from cancer, cardiovascular disease, heart disease and other serious illness. However there are two forms of vitamin E that each serve a unique purpose: tocopherols and tocotrienols. While...

Vitamin E is effective treatment for "silent" liver disease

5/25/2010 - Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common, "silent" liver disease. Although it occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol, it causes damage that resembles alcoholic liver disease, including inflammation. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK),...

Vitamin E Grows Hair

1/29/2010 - Vitamin E is a vital nutrient known mainly for its benefits to heart health. But vitamin E has many other properties that maintain health and has long been used both internally and externally. Vitamin E has been shown to help with the growth of hair as well as preventing hair loss. The exact mechanism...

Natural form of vitamin E protects the brain after stroke

1/22/2010 - A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly blocked by a blood clot or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, driving blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells, or neurons. The result can be brain damage that leaves stroke survivors with disabilities ranging from one-sided...

Natural Vitamin E Slashes Lung Cancer Risk by 55 Percent

5/11/2009 - A higher intake of vitamin E can cut the risk of lung cancer by more than half, researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has found. In a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers used the National Cancer Institute's Health Habits and History...

Blackcurrant Juice and Orange Juice Give Heart Health a Boost

2/24/2009 - A recent study conducted in Denmark has found that blackcurrant juice and orange juice may help lower the levels of compounds in the body which are associated with cardiovascular disease. Background and Details of Study Population studies had previously suggested that increased consumption of...

Vitamin E Could Reduce Muscle Inflammation, Study Finds

12/10/2008 - It's no wonder muscle aches and pains can be not only uncomfortable but also result in significant impairment. After all, about half of your body mass is made up of skeletal muscles and chronic inflammation of those muscles can be agonizing. But University of Illinois research has demonstrated that...

Spinning the Truth About the Halted NCI Prostate Cancer Study

10/30/2008 - The National Cancer Institute has announced a halt to its $114 million study of whether vitamin E and selenium can prevent prostate cancer, saying that they cannot and that they might even cause slightly elevated risks for more prostate cancer and diabetes. However, upon further examination it becomes...

Sufficient Vitamin E Intake Prevents Physical Decline During Aging

6/16/2008 - Older people with more adequate blood levels of vitamin E appear to experience less physical decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers measured vitamin E blood levels...

Natural Remedies for Treating Arthritis

4/18/2008 - Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases. One Highly Effective Arthritis Remedy: A good friend of the author`s successfully...

Low Vitamin E Levels Associated With Physical Decline in Elderly

4/3/2008 - Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a low concentration of vitamin E in the blood is linked with physical decline in older persons. The study included 698 people age 65 or older who were randomly selected from the population registry in two municipalities close to Florence, Italy....

Vitamin E Supplements Reduce Risk of Blood Clots in Women

2/14/2008 - Vitamin E supplements may reduce women's risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots, according to a new study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. "The data indicated that, in general, women taking vitamin E were 21 percent less likely to suffer a blood clot,"...

The Statin Scam Marches On

12/12/2007 - Considering that tens of millions of Americans now take statins to lower cholesterol, the following headline was conspicuously absent from the major media this month: "Statins Found To Turn On Gene That Causes Muscle Damage." It's now a fact of science; a new study shows that taking statins destroys...

Major Study Finds Good News About Vitamins E and C

8/13/2007 - A new study has found that natural vitamin E and vitamin C can significantly reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases. The study was published in the August 13, 2007, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal published by the American Medical Association. Nancy R. Cook, ScD, of...

Low vitamin E intake during pregnancy can lead to childhood asthma (press release)

10/23/2006 - Children whose mothers had a low intake of vitamin E during pregnancy are more likely to develop wheezing and asthma by age five. This research appears in the first issue for September 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society. Graham...

Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels (press release)

9/15/2006 - Two recent studies offer new evidence suggesting an alternative form of natural vitamin E can be taken by mouth and will reach the blood in humans at levels determined to protect against stroke and other diseases. Vitamin E occurs naturally in eight different forms. The primary vitamin E on drugstore...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

Researchers make vitamin E offshoot a potent cancer killer (press release)

7/1/2006 - Researchers here have learned how a derivative of vitamin E causes the death of cancer cells. The researchers then used that knowledge to make the agent an even more potent cancer killer. The compound, called vitamin E succinate, or alpha tocopheryl...

The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine

1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...

Vitamin E death risk scare has some people avoiding nutritional supplements to their own detriment

11/13/2004 - What's most interesting about the recent headlines scaring people away from vitamin E is the fact that not a single article in the mainstream press has yet mentioned these studies were conducted on synthetic vitamin E, not the natural vitamin E provided by whole foods, nuts, seeds, wheat germ and various...

Vitamin E scare study used synthetic, not natural vitamin E

11/11/2004 - Headlines are once again ablaze with the shocking news that taking vitamin E will kill you. Once again, the entire study was based on people taking synthetic vitamin E, which has the opposite molecular structure of natural vitamin E (the kind of vitamin E found in nuts, seeds and other foods). Natural...

American Heart Association's Advice on Vitamin E and Antioxidants is Terrible Advice, Highly Distorted, and Prone to Actually Cause Heart Disease

8/6/2004 - The American Heart Association, which has for decades fought against vitamins and nutritional supplements, has now found a new reason to recommend that people stop taking vitamins -- and instead start taking cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs like statins. The new evidence? A review of older studies,...

Different forms of Vitamin E have varied health effects on the human body

5/20/2004 8:00:25 AM - Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that only one form of Vitamin E -- alpha-tocopherol -- appears to be beneficial in protecting against bladder cancer. Other forms of the popular vitamin, such as gamma-tocopherol (which is consumed in much higher...

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