Vitamin E always seems to be in the news for one reason or another. Since 2004 it has been gaining a bad reputation in the supplement world with studies showing it can cause a higher risk of mortality (which, letâs be honest, is something you canât avoid in the end no matter how well you take care of yourself).
Â But the latest study is shedding some good light on vitamin E — specifically gamma-tocopherol (gamma-Toc).
Â You probably didnât know that there are actually four forms of vitamin E and that the form found in supplements differs from that found in foods.
Â Well fortunately for those at risk of prostate cancer, gamma-Toc is the form found in foods.
Â A new study published in âCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Preventionâ took a close look at the effect of vitamin E and prostate cancer.
Â Looking at nearly 300,000 men aged 50 to 71, the researchers did follow-ups over a 5-year period.
Â They concluded that vitamin E in supplement form has no effect on prostate cancer. But vitamin E from foods was another story. In this study it was associated with a 32% reduction in the risk of advanced prostate cancer. The researchers did not indicate how much vitamin E was consumed from food sources on a daily basis.
Â There will no doubt be further studies into vitamin E from food sources and its effects on prostate cancer. In the meantime why not enjoy some of these delicious foods and get your daily dose of gamma-Toc:
Â — Almonds, unsalted — Apples with skin — Asparagus — Avocados — Eggs — Olive oil — Peanuts — Peanut Butter — Peanut oil — Spinach, raw — Sunflower oil — Sweet potatoes — Tomatoes, raw — Tomato juice