Age-associated changes in immune and inflammatory responses: impact of vitamin E intervention.
This review analyzed scientific studies on the impact of vitamin E on age-associated changes in inflammation. Among other things, the following was pointed out: The dysfunction of the cells, which occur in the elderly, leads to an impaired immune system and increased inflammation. Vitamin E can improve the cell function and reduce inflammation at several levels (e.g. respiratory infections in the elderly). Vitamin E supplementation can be considered an effective approach to improve age-related inflammatory changes. More details can be found in the review.
Wu D, Meydani SN. Age-associated changes in immune and inflammatory responses: impact of vitamin E intervention. J Leukoc Biol. 2008 Oct;84(4):900-14.