DSM joins with scientist to highlight beneficial effects of vitamin E on fatty liver disease
DSM is engaging with leading members of the scientific community, as part of ongoing efforts to further its understanding of the ways in which vitamin E can support human health. These cover a variety of areas of research, including the role of vitamin E supplementation in limiting the negative health implications of fatty liver disease, the use of vitamin E in model systems to prevent the sequelae of stroke and the actions of vitamin E in facilitating membrane repair.
The scientific experts include Dr. Arun Sanyal, Virginia Commonwealth University, who has published studies on the efficacy of vitamin E to prevent the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The results of several human studies have demonstrated the benefit of vitamin E compared to placebo. Vitamin E was found to be effective in reducing the disease activity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, was safe in the applied dose and did not lead to side effects such as weight gain.
Dr. Arun Sanyal, comments:
Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President, Nutrition Science & Advocacy at DSM and Professor for Healthy Ageing at University Groningen, adds:
Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer and Dr. Maret Traber, Principal Investigator and Professor, Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and Oxygen Club of California (OCC) President chaired a session on vitamin E at the OCC 2014 World Congress at the University of California, Davis. Other scientists that presented at the meeting included Chandan Sen, PhD, Ohio State University (vitamin E in model systems to prevent the sequelae of stroke); Joan Cook-Mills, PhD, Northwestern University and Qing Jiang, PhD, Purdue University (anti-inflammatory actions of vitamin E forms and their metabolites); Valerian E. Kagan, PhD, University of Pittsburgh (vitamin E and the regulation of enzymatic peroxidation); Jeffrey Atkinson, PhD, Brock University (behaviour of alpha-tocopherol in membranes); and Paul L McNeil, Georgia Regents University (vitamin E and membrane repair).