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tocopherol

 [to-kof´er-ol]
an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E. In animals it is needed in the diet to ensure reproduction, but its role in humans is unclear.
alpha tocopherol a tocopherol isomer that is the most prevalent form of vitamin E occurring in the body and the form administered as a supplement. In nature, it usually occurs with β- and γ-tocopherols. The term is often used synonymously with vitamin E. See vitamin.

to·coph·er·ol (T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
1. Name given to vitamin E by its discoverer, but now a generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity; similar in chemical structure and properties to vitamins K and coenzyme Q.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.

tocopherol

/to·coph·er·ol/ (to-kof´er-ol) any of a series of structurally similar compounds, some of which have biological vitamin E activity.
α-tocopherol , alpha tocopherol the most prevalent form of vitamin E in the body and that administered as a supplement; often used synonymously with vitamin E. Also used as the acetate and acid succinate esters.

tocopherol

(tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.

tocopherol

See vitamin E.

tocopherol

Vitamin E, see there.

to·coph·er·ol

(T) (tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
1. A generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.

tocopherol

One of the group of substances constituting vitamin E.

tocopherol

see VITAMIN E.

tocopherol

generic term for vitamin E and related compounds, e.g. alpha-tocopherol (wheat germ oil extract)

tocopherol

an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E.

α-tocopherol
vitamin E.
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this change in the alpha tocopherol group translated into a delay in clinical progression of 19% per year compared with placebo, or a delay of approximately 6.
Unfortunately, studies show that high intakes of alpha tocopherol suppress blood and tissue levels of the more important gamma tocopherol.
Conclusions: Alpha tocopherol alone and in combination with ascorbic acid is effective to prevent reactive oxygen species induced increase in lipid peroxidation and fall in super oxide dismutase activity thereby conferring protection against oxidative stress.
The benefits of providing a full spectrum vita-min E complex that included all 8 vitamin E molecules appeared much better than providing alpha tocopherol alone.
This same study showed that selenium and alpha tocopherol also reduced prostate cancer risk, but only when gamma tocopherol level were high.
5 g of EPA+DHA would contain 215 mg gamma, 86 mg delta and 50 IU of alpha tocopherol All these factors must considered when choosing a supplement that contains omega-3, GLA, and or vitamin E.
This finding provides another confounding factor that skews the results of the SELECT trial that only used alpha tocopherol and/or selenium.
Alpha tocopherol is the best known form of vitamin E and is found in the largest quantities in blood and tissue.
For participants whose serum alpha tocopherol levels at the beginning of the study were among the top 20% of participants, the risk of developing pancreatic cancer was 48% lower than those whose levels were in the lowest fifth.
In the study involving four groups of male doctors, subjects in the vitamin E groups were told to take one 400 IU capsule of synthetic alpha tocopherol every other day.
Subjects taking vitamin E as alpha tocopherol were divided into four groups from the lowest intake ([less than or equal to] 4.