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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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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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