A transient treatment of hippocampal neurons with alpha-tocopherol induces a long-lasting protection against oxidative damage via a genomic action

While this is a rat study, it does illustrate the potential problems that the recent attempt to scare everyone away from Vit E may have. Thousands of studies have shown a benefit for Vit E (normally given as alpha tocopherol) for a variety of conditions, and yet a recent review of a handful of studies reviewing ONLY alpha tocopherol supplementation (which is not recommended anyway–should give a mixed tocopherol product along w/ additional antioxidants such as Vit C) showed a very small potential increase in harm.

In this study, Vit E actually provided long lasting protection by changing the way the genes were being expressed.

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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.