Research News

April 2013 Issue

Vitamin E-rich Foods Fight Aging

Vitamin E, found in a variety of foods, such as spinach, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, nuts and vegetable oils, acts as an antioxidant, and may play a key role in preserving health during the aging process. This powerful vitamin is well known for its ability to protect against the damaging effects of free radicals, which are environmental by-products caused by pollution, smoking, and ultraviolet radiation. Free radicals promote oxidative stress, which weakens and damages healthy body cells and, over time, manifests in a number of age-related diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

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