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Vitamin E may prevent age related damage

Mouse studies have shown that high doses of vitamin E may help prevent aging related damage to proteins involved in immune and central nervous system function.

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine investigated the effects of vitamin E on a family of proteins known as band 3 proteins, which are involved in many vital body processes. They found that vitamin E prevented the age related decline in the function of the protein and the changes that signal cell aging and death.

The team now plans to investigate whether vitamin E prolongs lifespan in mice.

National Academy of Science, 1996, 93, 5600-5603