In a recently published study in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers examined the link between vitamin E intake and bone health in an animal model.
Vitamin E intake has recently been the focus of multiple bone health studies due to its reported beneficial effects. For this reason, scientists believe that vitamin E may be particularly helpful to individuals who consume a high-fat diet since excess body fat is associated with decreased bone density and thus, a higher likelihood of developing osteoporosis. Additionally, several animal studies have demonstrated that a high-fat diet, which causes oxidative stress, significantly impairs bones’ structural and mechanical properties. Although some studies have shown beneficial effects of Vitamin E, a known antioxidant, other studies have suggested that Vitamin E may have negative effects on bone health.