January 25 2017. An article appearing on January 11, 2017 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides more evidence for a higher vitamin E requirement among people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of factors that increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The research builds on findings reported in the November 2015 issue of the journal, in which Richard S. Bruno and colleagues had determined that vitamin E was less bioavailable in subjects with metabolic syndrome than healthy subjects.
During a stroke, areas of the brain are damaged when deprived of oxygen- rich blood. Here, dark gray patches show scientists what parts of the brain are being "choked" by a stroke. Credit: Cameron Rink, PhD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dr. Cameron Rink is pointing at a picture of a brain in the middle of a stroke. Dark feathery arteries branch across grayish brain tissue, some of which has faded into black around the obstructed blood vessels, looking like a city block that's lost power while the rest glows on.
Your "Pharmaphilic" Media Botches Another Story
by Andrew W. Saul, Editor
(OMNS Jan 31, 2014) Yet another media hatchet job on vitamin E is, predictably, getting lots of attention. This particular attack is just one more in an embarrassingly long series. It is based on a recent study proclaiming that vitamin E promotes cancer. (Sayin et al. Antioxidants accelerate lung cancer progression in mice. Sci Transl Med 29 January 2014: 6: 221 http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/221/221ra15 )
Vitamin E is a vital antioxidant that can prevent free radical damage to specific fats in the body, naturally slowing down the aging process. As an important fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin E plays an essential role in the proper functioning of the body’s organs, the activity of enzymes and numerous neurological processes.