Vitamin E is effective against inflammation

Severe Vitamin E deficiency exacerbates acute hyperoxic lung injury associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation.

This study analyzed the relationship between vitamin E deficiency and lung injury that is accompanied by increased inflammation. The experiments in this study were performed with vitamin E-deficient mice and wild-type mice without vitamin E deficiency. The results indicated that compared to wild-type mice, vitamin E deficient mice had more severe lung damage. The researchers therefore concluded that vitamin E deficiency exacerbates lung injury associated with increased inflammation. Further details can be found in the study.
Yamaoka S, Kim HS, Ogihara T, Oue S, Takitani K, Yoshida Y, Tamai H. Severe Vitamin E deficiency exacerbates acute hyperoxic lung injury associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation. Free Radic Res. 2008 Jun;42(6):602-12.


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