January 17th, 2014 4:44 PM by Scott Sakata
January 16, 2014
Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit have discovered a potential way to improve the lipid profiles in patients undergoing hemodialysis that may prevent cardiovascular disease common in these patients.
The team of researchers discovered that a combination of vitamin E isomers known as tocotrienols improved the patients’ lipid profiles. The study, “Vitamin E tocotrienol supplementation improves lipid profiles in chronic hemodialysis patients,” was published in the journal Vascular Health and Risk Management, and showed that patients in the randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel trial who were given the vitamin E supplement had notable improvement in their lipid profiles compared to those given the placebo.
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