Protective role of vitamin E in biological systems.

  title={Protective role of vitamin E in biological systems.},
  author={Lester Packer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={53 4 Suppl},
Vitamin E is well accepted as nature's most effective lipid-soluble, chain-breaking antioxidant, protecting cell membranes from peroxidative damage. Free-radical-mediated pathology has been implicated in the development over time of degenerative diseases and conditions. This paper reviews the current research on the protective role and requirements for vitamin E and the other antioxidants in preventing or minimizing free-radical damage associated with specific diseases and lifestyle patterns… CONTINUE READING