-tocopherol, neuronal degeneration and chronic oxidative stress – (12-27-01)

tocopherol, neuronal degeneration and chronic oxidative stress

The idea of Vit E being neuroprotective has come up many times in the past, with particular attention to delaying progression in Parkinson’s disease. This mouse study adds further weight to the idea of Vit E as a neuroprotective agent. Remember also that Vit E is alpha tocopherol, and that many other types of tocopherols exists along with their related cousins the tocotrienols. Nature provided us with a mixture of these agents.

PNAS — Abstracts: Yokota et al. 98 (26): 15185

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.