Vitamin E decreases inflammation

Alpha tocopherol supplementation decreases serum C-reactive protein and monocyte interleukin-6 levels in normal volunteers and type 2 diabetic patients

Diabetic persons have an increased propensity to atherosclerosis, which is a chronic inflammatory condition. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin E supplementation on inflammation in diabetic patients and healthy people. The researchers found that vitamin E decreased inflammation in both groups. It was therefore concluded that vitamin E therapy could play a determinant role in the prevention of atherosclerosis. More details can be found in the study.
Sridevi Devaraja, Ishwarlal Jialala. Alpha tocopherol supplementation decreases serum C-reactive protein and monocyte interleukin-6 levels in normal volunteers and type 2 diabetic patients. Free Radical Biology and Medicine Volume 29, Issue 8, 15 October 2000, Pages 790–792.


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