Gamma-Tocopherol – An Underestimated Vitamin?

  title={Gamma-Tocopherol – An Underestimated Vitamin?},
  author={Karl-Heinz Wagner and Afaf Kamal-Eldin and Ibrahim Elmadfa},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  pages={169 - 188}
The main research activities of the last decades on tocopherols were mainly focused on α-tocopherol, in particular when considering the biological activities. However, recent studies have increased the knowledge on γ-tocopherol, which is the major form of vitamin E in the diet in the USA, but not in Europe. γ-Tocopherol provides different antioxidant activities in food and in-vitro studies and showed higher activity in trapping lipophilic electrophiles and reactive nitrogen and oxygen species… 

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