Some aspects of vitamin E related to humans and breast cancer prevention

Published on Friday, 09 February 2018


The biological activities of vitamin E are related to the cellular functions and presence of sufficient tissue concentrations of this micronutrient.

Most of the stored vitamin E is in the adipose tissue where it appears to be distributed equally.

The breast adipose tissue has similar vitamin E concentrations as other parts of the body. The ductal systems also store vitamin E in sufficient concentrations to maintain cellular functions. The milk secreted from the ducts of the breast contains a high concentration of tocopherol.

Whereas the normal breast tissue presumably utilizes vitamin E as an antioxidant, tumor tissue appears to handle vitamin E differently.

Breast tumors possessing estrogen negative receptors and having poor histological differentiation have lower concentrations of vitamin E than tumors with positive estrogen receptors and well differentiated histology.

Since vitamin E is considered the principal, if not sole, chain-breaking lipophilic antioxidant in plasma and tissue, its role as a potential chemopreventive agent in breast cancer should be further investigated.

The combination of vitamin E with other cancer chemopreventive agents appears to be a reasonable procedure.


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See also:

- Solution of retinoids in vitamin E in the Di Bella Method biological multitherapy;

- The Di Bella Method (A Fixed Part - Alpha tocopheryl acetate/Vitamin E);

- The Di Bella Method (A Fixed Part - All-Trans Retinoic Acid);

- All-Trans-Retinoic Acid (ATRA - analogues and/or derivatives);

- Complete objective response, stable for 5 years, with the Di Bella Method, of multiple-metastatic carcinoma of the breast;

- Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the first-line treatment with somatostatin combined with melatonin, retinoids, vitamin D3, and low doses of cyclophosphamide in 20 cases of breast cancer: a preliminary report;

- The Di Bella Method (DBM) improved survival, objective response and performance status in a retrospective observational clinical study on 122 cases of breast cancer;

- Complete objective response to biological therapy of plurifocal breast carcinoma.