Category Archives: vitamin E

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation  For  Women  Could Be Risky

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation For Women Could Be Risky

The titles of  the article of the Archive of Internal Medicine on older women and supplementation [1] is misleading. The main culprit  seems to be iron supplementation. Quoting: “…mortality risk…….. is strongest with supplemental iron… In contrast to the findings of many studies, calcium is associated with decreased risk.” The …Read the Rest

Healing Antioxidants: From Food or Supplements? Part (II)

Healing Antioxidants: From Food or Supplements? Part (II)

This is part II of  “Should we obtain our antioxidants from food or from supplements?”   We will address the main questions about the consumption of antioxidant supplements, the pills and capsules containing some form of the particular antioxidant desired, Vitamin C, Glutathione,  etc. We will now discuss the many …Read the Rest

The ‘next generation’ vitamin E  (NutraIngredients)

The ‘next generation’ vitamin E (NutraIngredients)

MedicalNewsDigest: A different form of vitamin E is coming soon to your palate…Tocopherols are “passe”,   tocotrienols are coming! MedicalNewsDigest: This is the first post about tocotrienols, follow the link to “nutraingredients “ article. however, “…studies into tocotrienols account for less than one per cent of all research into vitamin E…” So the …Read the Rest

Vitamin E and chronic fatigue syndrome (Heart and Vessels)

Vitamin E and chronic fatigue syndrome (Heart and Vessels)

MediNewsDigest:  Always looking for the vitamin solution to complex medical syndromes…This being said, there is an interesting work by what seems to be a  japanese team, published in “Heart and Vessels“.  Essentially the claim is that CFS  exacerbations correlate with vitamin E lows. Does that mean that popping vitamin E will …Read the Rest

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