Vitamin E critical during “the first 1000 days”

Vitamin E intake critical during “the first 1000 days” | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University. CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, […]

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High Serum DHA and EPA Slows Cognitive Decline

The goal of this study was to clarify the association of serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) levels with cognitive decline over a 10 year period. This study was part of the National Institute for Longevity Sciences – Longitudinal Study of Aging, and was conducted with 232 male and 198 female Japanese community-dwelling […]

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Vitamin E Forms and Risk of Cognitive Impairment

Elevated levels of tocopherol and tocotrienol forms are associated with reduced risk of cognitive impairment in older adults. The association is modulated by concurrent cholesterol concentration. Various vitamin E forms might play a role in cognitive impairment, and their evaluation can provide a more accurate measure of vitamin E status in humans. via Serum levels […]

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Effect of Vitamin E and Memantine on Functional Decline in Alzheimer Disease:

Among patients with mild to moderate AD, 2000 IU/d of alpha tocopherol compared with placebo resulted in slower functional decline. There were no significant differences in the groups receiving memantine alone or memantine plus alpha tocopherol. These findings suggest benefit of alpha tocopherol in mild to moderate AD by slowing functional decline and decreasing caregiver […]

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Health

The word “health” is used in so many crazy ways. Health insurance is on top of the list. Let’s call it what it really is, sickness insurance. Health coverage . . . What are we really covering? With this in mind, what is health care. And when you think about our health care system, how […]

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Dale Fowkes

A Warning About Glycols

I was first introduced to the dangers of glycols about 10 years ago when the manufacturer of my deodorant/antiperspirant stick switched to this new hi-tech ingredient. My underarms were on fire for several days before I realized the culprit. Over the last 5 years, I have discovered that these glycols are added to many foods […]

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Vitamin E

Anti-inflammatory Properties of Alpha and Gamma Tocopherol

Natural vitamin E consists of four different tocopherol and four different tocotrienol homologues (alpha,beta, gamma, delta) that all have antioxidant activity. However, recent data indicate that the different vitamin E homologues also have biological activity unrelated to their antioxidant activity. In this review, we discuss the anti-inflammatory properties of the two major forms of vitamin […]

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Flavanols Inversely Associated with Diabetes

Dietary flavanols and flavonols, flavonoid subclasses, have been recently associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Europe. Even within the same subclass, flavonoids may differ considerably in bioavailability and bioactivity. We aimed to examine the association between individual flavanol and flavonol intakes and risk of developing T2D across European countries. The […]

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Which Form of Vitamin E, Alpha- or Gamma-Tocopherol, is Better?

Gamma-tocopherol concentrations in the blood have been reported to be significantly lower in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients compared to healthy subjects, suggesting that the low Gamma-tocopherol concentrations increased the risk of CHD. But Gamma-tocopherol may simply be an indicator that the patients did not eat a diet low in saturated fat and high in […]

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Vitamin E Supplements Decrease Gamma Tocopherol

It is well known that alpha-tocopherol supplements decrease plasma gamma-tocopherol concentrations. What is less well appreciated is that the body intentionally retains alpha-tocopherol. A special protein in the liver, the alpha-tocopherol transfer protein, preferentially maintains blood levels of alpha-tocopherol by incorporating only alpha-tocopherol into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) for tissue distribution. Our studies, currently in progress, […]

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