Research News

May 2003 Issue

Vitamin E: Gamma-Tocopherol Comes Out of the Closet

Vitamin Es distinguished reputation as a guardian against heart disease has diminished in recent years. Early research offered reasonable evidence that this potent antioxidant could keep arteries healthy by preventing oxidation of LDL ("bad" low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and preventing blood clots. But more recent trials have failed to find such benefit from E. Now, Swedish scientists from the University of Uppsala might have a clue to the seeming contradiction.

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