Response to Vitamin E Supplementation

Vitamin E is an essential fat-soluble vitamin. Alpha -Tocopherol is the most abundant form in humans. It is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties and protects body tissues from damage caused by substances called free radicals. In part because of these antioxidants properties, vitamin E has been hypothesized to prevent several diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer

A GWAS analysis of serum alpha -tocopherol response to 3 years of vitamin E supplementation, focused on the prevention of lung and other cancers GWAS. The study found that 3 SNPs - rs964184, rs12272004, rs7834588, were associated with serum response to long-term vitamin E supplementation.

Food sources of Vitamin E include: Vegetable oils (such as wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean oils); Nuts (such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts/filberts); Seeds (such as sunflower seeds); Green leafy vegetables (such as spinach and broccoli)

Related to:
Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene