Effect of high-dose gamma-tocopherol supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease

There has been much controversy lately over Vit E and heart disease. I’ve addressed this in past issues of the Updates, but suffice it to say that I feel this scare against Vit E has been perpetuated by physicians who don’t really understand how Vit E works.

One of the concerns with these studies is that they used to synthetic form of Vit E instead of the natural, RRR-tocopherol form. Well, in this study we see that 2 years of relatively high dosages of RRR-tocopherol lowered markers of oxidative stress but had no impact on the thickening of the carotid arteries.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.