Tocotrienols: The New Vitamin E in Palm soup fights prostate cancer

The study of Vitamin E and prostate cancer is hotly contested. This topic review Vitamin E and prostate cancer. The most important question is whether taking vitamin E increase men risk of prostate cancer? That study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the extended findings of the SELECT trial which stated that vitamin E can increase the risk of prostate cancer , got more people taking about prostate cancer and Vitamin E supplement. However, there are significant things one should know about the study and about vitamin E before taking vitamin E supplements .

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Debunking myths on palm oil

Countless readers of The Hindu BusinessLine are once again being misled to believe that palm oil is detrimental to heart health. The publication ran an article by Balram Bhargava and Prabhkaran Dorairaj claiming, “Both past research and new evidence point to the ill effects on populations.” This statement is not just grossly inaccurate. It does an extreme disservice to the Indian population now experiencing an apparent uptick in cardiovascular disease.

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Tocotrienols Contents in Palm Oil is changing the Story

Palm oil is jam-packed with tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E that has potent antioxidant properties and can support healthy brain function. This can have far-reaching benefits and may aid in everything from slowing dementia to enhancing cognition.

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Malaysia counts on S. Korea to relax tocotrienols import rules

Malaysia is not only appreciative of the interest shown by South Korea to purchase its palm oil, but also counting on the latter to relax its regulation on the import of tocotrienols (vitamin E), which are present in the commodity.

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Over RM40m spent on palm oil R&D since 2016

THE government has spent over RM40.1 million on the nation’s palm oil research and development (R&D) programmes between 2016 and September this year.

“In addition, clinical research studies on the consumption of palm oil, red palm oil, as well as palm phytonutrients in particular vitamin E tocotrienols to assess the effect on health, is also in progress,” said Teresa Kok.

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Boosting your brain function as you age

Research shows that tocotrienols protect against cardiovascular disease by decreasing artery stiffness, which occurs due to age and the accumulation of fatty plaques on our artery walls, and high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for many cardiovascular conditions.

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Why red palm oil is good for diabetics

Vitamin E from red palm oil can reduce damage to the nerves, eyes and kidneys in people with diabetes, an endocrinologist has told FMT.

Dr Khalid Abdul Kadir of Monash University said he had found that nerve damage was reduced in diabetics who were given 400 mg per day of Vitamin E tocotrienols derived from palm oil.

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Using the best form of Vitamin E: synthetic vitamin E vs natural succinate

Vitamin E naturally occurs in the form of D-α-tocopherol, and synthetic vitamin E, or DL-α-tocopherol acetate, is derived from fossil fuels, which makes it similar to gasoline and plastic. While there is no significant basis for the belief that synthetic vitamin E is harmful, there are reasons to suspect that alpha-tocopherol in its natural form is better for the body and more effective at treating oxidative stress and other conditions.

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There’s More Than One Type of Vitamin E — The Study of Tocotrienol and Chronic Conditions

Although research on tocotrienols is well underway, few have heard of this important, albeit elusive, member of the vitamin E family. Tocotrienols were first discovered in the late 1950s and—originally thought to be tocopherols—were mislabeled with Greek letters such as epsilon and zeta.6 The mistake was recognized,7,8 but official designations in the Merck Index were not corrected until 2001.9,10 It’s not surprising, then, that tocotrienols are only now emerging into public view, and the timing is fortuitous. According to the US Census Bureau, older adults (age 65 and older) will soon outnumber children, and with increasing age comes a heightened risk of chronic conditions. Tocotrienols may help prevent and address aging concerns through their antioxidant properties.

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