Tocotrienols linked to lower blood lipids and reduced risk of metabolic diseases including Syndrome X
Scientists from Singapore found that members of the vitamin E family - tocotrienols - are effective in lowering levels of triglyceride, a type of fat in the blood. Elevated levels of triglycerides are closely linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases - including Syndrome X.
This research study, involved collaboration between scientists at Davos Life Science (Singapore), researchers at Malaysia Palm Oil Board (Malaysia) and Phytopharma Co. Ltd. (Japan), and was reported in the October 2010 issue of Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, the respected publication of the Japan Atherosclerosis Society.
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