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Vitamin E as an Antioxidant in Female Reproductive Health

Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor 42300, Malaysia
Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sg. Buloh Campus, Selangor 42300, Malaysia
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Antioxidants 2018, 7(2), 22;
Received: 11 December 2017 / Revised: 24 January 2018 / Accepted: 25 January 2018 / Published: 26 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vitamin E)
Vitamin E was first discovered in 1922 as a substance necessary for reproduction. Following this discovery, vitamin E was extensively studied, and it has become widely known as a powerful lipid-soluble antioxidant. There has been increasing interest in the role of vitamin E as an antioxidant, as it has been discovered to lower body cholesterol levels and act as an anticancer agent. Numerous studies have reported that vitamin E exhibits anti-proliferative, anti-survival, pro-apoptotic, and anti-angiogenic effects in cancer, as well as anti-inflammatory activities. There are various reports on the benefits of vitamin E on health in general. However, despite it being initially discovered as a vitamin necessary for reproduction, to date, studies relating to its effects in this area are lacking. Hence, this paper was written with the intention of providing a review of the known roles of vitamin E as an antioxidant in female reproductive health. View Full-Text
Keywords: vitamin E; reproduction; antioxidant; tocopherol; tocotrienol vitamin E; reproduction; antioxidant; tocopherol; tocotrienol
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Mohd Mutalip, S.S.; Ab-Rahim, S.; Rajikin, M.H. Vitamin E as an Antioxidant in Female Reproductive Health. Antioxidants 2018, 7, 22.

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Mohd Mutalip, Siti S.; Ab-Rahim, Sharaniza; Rajikin, Mohd H. 2018. "Vitamin E as an Antioxidant in Female Reproductive Health" Antioxidants 7, no. 2: 22.

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