Effect of high-dose gamma-tocopherol supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation and carotid atherosclerosis in patients with coronary artery disease
There has been much controversy lately over Vit E and heart disease. I’ve addressed this in past issues of the Updates, but suffice it to say that I feel this scare against Vit E has been perpetuated by physicians who don’t really understand how Vit E works.
One of the concerns with these studies is that they used to synthetic form of Vit E instead of the natural, RRR-tocopherol form. Well, in this study we see that 2 years of relatively high dosages of RRR-tocopherol lowered markers of oxidative stress but had no impact on the thickening of the carotid arteries.