Vitamin E protects cholesterol from damage – (05-03-01)

α-Tocopherol decreases CD36 expression in macrophages

I know this title seems confusing, but in general it supports previous research on Vit E preventing the damage caused by high cholesterol levels. Remember–high cholesterol can not damage the body until it itself is damaged. Antioxidant therapy should be an instrumental aspect of any therapy aimed at lowering cholesterol. A little note here—the tocopherols (in which Vit E belongs) is actually a group of numerous types. The highest quality supplements will contain mixed tocopherols to best mimic nature.

J. Lipid Res. — Abstracts: Devaraj et al. 42 (4): 521

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James Bogash

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