Cancer and Vitamin E

Published on Monday, 19 August 2019

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with several forms, but alpha-tocopherol is the only one used by the human body: it has the ability to protect cells from free radical damage as well as stop the production of free radical cells entirely.

Its main role is to act as an antioxidant, scavenging loose electrons – so-called “free radicals” – that can damage cells. It also enhances immune function and prevents clots from forming in heart arteries.

Free radical damage was involved in the early stages of artery-clogging atherosclerosis, vision loss, a host of other chronic conditions and cancer.

An extensive literature has established, emphasized and confirmed the strong activity both preventive and therapeutic action of Vitamin E in neoplastic diseases: In Vitro, In Vivo (Animal Only), Review, Commentary/Editorial/Letter to the Editor/Communication, Meta-analysis/Pooled Analysis/Narrative Reviews and In Vivo (Human Only) publications.


 Only In Vitro Research (Isolated organs, tissues, cells, or biochemical systems - IUPAC Gold Book definition)


  In Vivo (Animal Only)




 Commentary - Editorial - Letter to the Editor - Communication - Correspondence


 Meta-analysis, Pooled Analysis and Narrative Reviews


 In Vivo (Human Only: Case Reports/Series, Clinical Trials, Comparative Studies, Randomized Controlled Trials and Retrospective Studies)