Study: Vitamin E supplementation may decrease muscle injury

Can oral ingestion of vitamin E help reduce muscle fiber damage? Yes, according to a group of researchers in Brazil… in mice at least.

The use of antioxidant as a therapeutic agent has recently gained renewed interest”, wrote the researchers from the State University of Campinas of Sao Paolo, Brazil. ”Several studies have demonstrated positive outcomes regarding some diseases such as cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, allergic disease, neuromuscular disease,  and muscular dystrophies.”

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Lack of antioxidants increases obesity risk in sleep-deprived men: Korean study

Low dietary antioxidant intake — coupled with insufficient sleep — could lead to an increased risk of obesity in men, a Korean study has found. The study noted that ”a combined effect of the consumption of dietary antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin A, retinol, carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E, on sleep duration was observed with respect to the odds of being obese.

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What the Brain Craves – Omega-3s, Vitamin E and Vitamin D

Many nutrients really are “food for thought.” The brain is the most active part of the body and has an enormous appetite, requiring about 20 percent of our total energy intake to function. But energy is not the sole source of “food” for the brain: vitamins, fatty acids and minerals are also important for optimizing cognitive health. The high energy demands and the considerable blood flow to the brain mean that nutrients involved in energy metabolism and producing healthy blood cells will help us maintain normal cognition, such as the B-vitamins and iron. Other micronutrients play an unappreciated role in brain health: omega-3s, vitamin E and vitamin D. How do they contribute to nutrition for the brain?

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There’s still lack of understanding of tocotrienols in healthcare community, says expert Dr. Barrie Tan

The 40-year gap between the discoveries of tocopherols and tocotrienols means the former gets a lot more attention, according to American River Nutrition founder Dr. Barrie Tan.

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Palm oil vitamin E exports set to surge with discovery of major health benefits – New Straits Times

SEPANG: Malaysia’s annual RM70 million palm oil vitamin E exports to the global pharmaceutical industry are set to expand, as medical studies show that it lowers bad cholesterol levels, kills cancer cells and protects our brain against the debilitating effects of a stroke.

“As more medical studies (discover) the benefits of palm oil vitamin E, the future is bright for mankind,” said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

“Malaysia’s Health Ministry has just released its sampling study on the country’s 30 million population consuming palm oil in their daily diet. The results affirmed that consuming palm oil doesn’t have any adverse effect on our heart’s health,” he said.

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Tocopherol source may affect breast milk vitamin E profile, says study

The vitamin E alpha-tocopherol is imperative to a baby’s nervous system development, and they primarily get this from breast milk or formula. In a clinical trial, researchers from Abbott Nutrition found that there might be a difference in how synthetic versus natural alpha-tocopherols reach an infant.

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Vitamin E-deficient embryos are cognitively impaired even after diet improves

Zebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems, new research at Oregon State University shows.

The findings are important because the neurological development of zebrafish is similar to that of humans, and nutrition surveys indicate roughly 95 percent of women in the U.S. have inadequate intakes of this critical micronutrient.

The problem may be exacerbated in women of child-bearing age who avoid high-fat foods and may not have a  rich in oils, nuts and seeds, which are among the foods with the highest levels of vitamin E, an antioxidant necessary for normal embryonic development in vertebrates.

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How to Cure Sleep Apnea: 4 Non-CPAP Remedies

Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But because of the discomfort of wearing the device, 20 to 50 percent of those who try it cannot tolerate this sleep apnea cure. Fortunately there are alternative ways for how to cure sleep apnea.

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American River Nutrition Founder Barrie Tan PhD Presents Vitamin E Studies

Dr. Barrie Tan, founder of American River Nutrition and notable expert in the field of vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols, recently presented a live web seminar to the members of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics entitled Vitamin E: Setting the Record Straight.

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Walnuts lower cardiovascular disease risk by boosting endothelial function: China meta-analysis

Consuming walnuts could help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by improving endothelial function, according to new Chinese analysis, which didn’t find the same specific effect from almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios.

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