Vitamin E and Fatty Liver Disease

Vitamin E Significantly Improves Liver Function for Fatty Liver Patients

A meta-analysis of five clinical trials shows a significant improvement in liver function in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) when supplementing with Vitamin E. Vitamin E was found to improve “serum biochemical parameters and hepatic histology”.  Improvements in inflammation, ballooning and hepatic fibrosis were also seen. NAFLD is becoming a global public health…

Nutrient Deficiencies and Mental Health Issues

Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Mental Ill Health

According to a new review, patients with Schizophrenia, a long-term mental disorder, have low levels of Vitamins C, E, D, B12 and Folate.  The studies looked at did not determine a definitive cause and effect relationship between Schizophrenia and nutritional deficiencies. 28 study articles were reviewed for this meta-analysis which involved over 2600 participants, 1221…

Vitamin E

The Health Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is a fat-soluble nutrient and can only be obtained through food or through supplementation.  It is well known for its benefits for the skin, however it also beneficially for the heart and the brain.  A deficiency of Vitamin E is usually caused by a genetic abnormality or a fat malabsorption disorder.…

Vitamin E and Gallstones

Could Vitamin E Protect Against Gallstones?

A new study recently published in Nutrients points to a lower risk of Gallstone Disease being linked to higher blood levels of Vitamin E.  Additionally researchers found participants with Gallstone Disease had a lower alpha tocopherol/cholesterol ratio than healthy participants.  Gamma tocopherol levels/cholesterol ratios were also higher in healthier participants but the results were not…

Vitamin E and Colorectal Cancer

Vitamin E Deficiency May Lead to Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

A new meta-analysis and systematic review found a Vitamin E deficiency may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers looked at 11 studies published between 1950 and 2016.  Over 520 colorectal cancer patients and almost 6,000 healthy controls participated in these various studies that looked at the link between serum Vitamin E…