Navigation Links
Putting limits on vitamin E
Date:12/30/2009

Vitamin-fortified foods and dietary health supplements can ease health worries. But what kinds of vitamins are right for you? And how much of them should you take, and how often?

A research group from Tel Aviv University has done the most comprehensive and accurate study of clinical data on Vitamin E use and heart disease to date, and it warns that indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm than good. Their results were recently reported in ATVB, a leading journal of cardiology, and discussed in the journal BioFactors.

"There were so many conflicting reports about Vitamin E and its effect on various diseases, particularly heart disease, that we wanted to set the record straight," says Prof. Dov Lichtenberg of TAU's Sackler School of Medicine.

"Our new study shows that some people may be harmed by the treatment, whereas others may benefit from it. Now we're trying to identify groups of people that are most likely to benefit from the effects of Vitamin E," adds study co-researcher Dr. Ilya Pinchuk. The TAU research team also included decision analyst Dr. Moshe Leshno of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Leon Recanati Faculty of Management and Dr. Yedidya (Didi) Dotan, whose PhD thesis is the basis for this analysis.

A longer life without it?

Applying a very different approach than any previous study, the team of researchers put their heads together to draw definitive conclusions about Vitamin E. In their publication in ATVB the Tel Aviv University researchers evaluated the results of the prominent studies measuring the health benefits of Vitamin E but reached varying conclusions. There have been many previous publications on the subject. Analysis of the results of all these past publications together revealed that subjects who did not take a Vitamin E supplement enjoyed more quality-adjusted-life-years (QALY), a standard parameter used in medicine to assess the
'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Putting a green cap on garbage dumps
2. Department of Energy putting power in the hands of consumers through technology
3. Putting stem cell research on the fast track
4. 1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity
5. Researchers identify a cell type that limits stroke damage
6. Researchers push nature beyond its limits to create higher-density biofuels
7. New and revised limits ensure safety in the workplace
8. Everglades phosphorus limits on the right track, but more is needed
9. Multiple health concerns surface as winter, vitamin D deficiences arrive
10. Women at risk from vitamin A deficiency
11. New study links vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular disease and death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014   LaunchKey , the first ... post-password and Internet of Things era, today announced the ... venture round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation ... Partners, VegasTechFund, and others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 million ... expand its team and bring LaunchKey to market in ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM ... Clinical Practices (GCP) audit to confirm its adherence ... regulations. This accomplishment enables HITLAB to conduct regulated ... the highest principles for patient safety and research ... global healthcare access, quality, and delivery with innovative ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is ... this more evident than at international borders. Over ... document scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self ... Passport Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number ... globe. According to Maxine ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2
... had megadroughts more extreme and widespread than any previously known ... now-lush tropical Africa was an arid scrubland during the early ... Africa and the evolution of fishes in Africa,s Great Lakes. ... the world, acts as a rain gauge," said lead scientist ...
... Indiana University environmental science professor and several colleagues suggests ... the potential to harm aquatic ecosystems. The study is ... Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences . ... in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, ...
... chicken genome or the egg genome? Researchers have answered ... of the thousands of long stretches of repeated DNA in ... The answers, published online by Nature Genetics ... the duplications in the human genome that are partly responsible ...
Cached Biology News:Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes 2Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes 3Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes 4Study shows genetically engineered corn could affect aquatic ecosystems 2Study shows genetically engineered corn could affect aquatic ecosystems 3Which came first, the chicken genome or the egg genome? 2Which came first, the chicken genome or the egg genome? 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Sigma-Aldrich ... that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ... acquisition expired on December 22, 2014, thereby completing ... requirement for the acquisition of the Company by ... antitrust clearance satisfies another condition to closing the ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... PA & Brussels (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... (CfPIE), the global leader of technical training across ... Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) to provide ... and certification programs —providing access to the more ... partnership extends SCDM members with 10% off when registering ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative Energy & ... it has signed a letter of intent to ... developed and patented a nanotechnology-based development platform used ... that enable rapid on-site collection and testing to ... health issues in an immediate, non-invasive and cost-effective ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 The American Journal ... original research, reviews and editorials addressing developments and ... today published a provocative article exploring the role ... and potential treatment of prostate cancer. , ... proposes the possibility that there could be a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 3Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 4
... February 2 , Scientists from ... the first variation in the sequence of the human genome ... variant (or SNP),was discovered by analyzing the genomes of a ... Austria, Germany and the United,States. It is located on the ...
... Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN ) announced ... Walter C. Herlihy, Ph.D., will present at the BIO ... at 11:30 a.m. EST at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 ... the presentation will be available via Repligen,s website at ...
... (Nasdaq: IPCM ), a leading national physician group practice company, announced today that management is scheduled to ... UBS 2009 Global Healthcare Services ... Adam Singer, M.D., Chairman and CEO, ... Jeff Taylor, President and COO, ...
Cached Biology Technology:deCODE Discovers First Genetic Variant Conferring Increased Risk of Essential Tremor 2deCODE Discovers First Genetic Variant Conferring Increased Risk of Essential Tremor 3deCODE Discovers First Genetic Variant Conferring Increased Risk of Essential Tremor 4Repligen to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference Monday, February 9th, 11:30 a.m. EST 2IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. to Present at UBS 2009 Global Healthcare Services Conference 2
Cell Culture Flask, 75 cm, treated polystyrene...
Cell Culture Flask, 75 cm, nontreated polystyrene...
... In virtually every research laboratory, the ... of information accurately, inexpensively and in real ... compact lab analysis system includes the Luminex ... It utilizes xMAP technology which enables you ...
... Analysis of large numbers of samples may ... gradient system, which requires minimum operator attention. ... by PowerStream software and interface CE 4900. ... software operates in Windows XP and Windows 98 ...
Biology Products: