Vitamin E and Cognition-Adolescents

Study Finds Vitamin E Levels, Physical Activity, Correlated with Better Cognitive Performance in Adolescents

Academic performance was higher in a study done with school students classified as highly or moderately physically active.  Serum levels of Vitamin E were also higher in these more active students. 120 students (70 boys and 50 girls) around 16 years of age participated in this study.  The students were enrolled in 6 different schools…

Vitamins and Cararacts

Meta-Analysis Links Vitamins and Carotenoids with Lower Risk of Age-Related Cataract

According to a new meta-analysis a higher consumption of Carotenoids and certain Vitamins is associated with a significantly decreased risk for Age Related Cataract (ARC) formation.  8 randomized controlled trial (RCTs) and 12 cohort studies were included in this meta-analysis.  These studies, published through June, 2018, assessed dietary Carotenoid and Vitamin intake and ARC risks. …

Antioxidants and Prostate

Antioxidants May Reduce Oxidative Stress in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers have found increasing antioxidant intakes may lead to less oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer.  It is believed that oxidative stress may play a role in both the progression and development of prostate cancer. Biomarkers of oxidative stress in prostate tissue, blood and urine were examined by researchers.  A 10% increase in the…

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…