Alpha-Tocopherol Helps Lung Inflammation

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Vitamin e isoforms as modulators of lung inflammat… [Nutrients. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

An interesting article in Nutrients 2013 Oct 31;5(11):4347-63 took a look at vitamin E and allergic lung inflammation in asthma. Recent studies have had conflicting results on the use of vitamin E with asthma. However this study took a look at two specific fractions of vitamin and their results.

What they found is that alpha-tocopherol in a purified natural form reduced lung inflammation. On the other hand gamma-tocopherol elevated lung inflammation. These studies were animal based studies.

This gives hope that perhaps vitamin E may have positive effects on the inflammatory pathways in lung disorders.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24184873

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