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 (ăl′fə-tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
An alcohol, C29H50O2, that is one of the components of vitamin E and is present in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds or produced synthetically. It is the predominant form of vitamin E in the human body and in supplements.
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Among subjects in the lowest 25% of serum alpha-tocopherol, the risk of hip fracture was 51% higher than among those whose levels were among the top 25%.
In earlier studies, alpha-tocopherol slowed clinical progression in people with moderately severe AD.
The other form of Vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, which is found in olive and sunflower oils, does the opposite.
Effect of dietary levels of vitamin E (all-rac-tocopheryl acetate) with or without added fat on weanling pig performance and tissue alpha-tocopherol concentration.
The new finding came as previous studies investigating the link between vitamin E and memory disorders usually focused only on a single form of vitamin E, namely alpha-tocopherol.
In fact one which recently finished, the selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial (SELECT), showed a higher incidence of prostate cancer in those men who took alpha-tocopherol supplementation.
The total amount of alpha-tocopherol in seminal plasma, or the percentage of motile spermatozoa is significantly related to sperm alpha-tocopherol content [13].
New and emerging research studies revealed that natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex has far more significant health improvement potentials, compared to the conventional vitamin E alpha-tocopherol.
An increasing amount of positive research is pointing towards natural fullspectrum palm tocotrienol complex as having unique and far more significant health improvement potential than conventional vitamin E alpha-tocopherol.
Effect of vitamin e supplementation and partial substitution of poly with mono-unsaturated fatty acids in pig's diets on muscle, and microssome extract alpha-tocopherol concentration and lipid oxidation.
In this family, alpha-tocopherol is the active form of vitamin E in humans, and soybean seeds are a major source of dietary tocopherol.
Alpha-tocopherol and delta-tocopherol (d-tocopherol) are the most commonly known ones.