Thursday, December 16, 2004

Nut vs. Pill

New studies show that vitamin E may fight prostate and lung cancer. However, it's not the vitamin E found in most supplements, but rather the form most commonly found in foods such as sesame seeds, walnuts and pecans. Popular supplements on the market provide the form alpha-tocopherol. Yet the form of vitamin E shown effective in combatting cancer was gamma-tocopherol. While some studies have shown that alpha-tocopherol helps combat cancer cells, new research seems to indicate that this is the case only when gamma-tocopherol levels are also high.


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