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Vitamin E is an important dietary constituent which helps in the defence
against cellular damage. The process of its absorption from food and its
utilisation by the body is an intricate series of reactions. It is also used
therapeutically in treating numerous diseases and conditions such as skin
damage and the prevention of pathological lesions in major organs, and has been
shown to be an important factor in preventing heart disease and cancer. Over
100 chapters from international contributors make this book the most
comprehensive reference work in describing both the positive and negative
effects and actions of Vitamin E. Chapters are divided into subsections which
cover: nomenclature, biochemical, physical and chemical aspects of vitamn E
related compounds. Dietary and nutritional influences and effects; cocktails,
anti-oxidants mixtures and novel analogues; general physiological systems,
metabolism and metabolic stress; brain, neurological and optical systems;
reproductive systems, fetus and infant; musculo-skeletal systems and exercise;
cardiovascular and pulmonary systems; skin; hepatic, nephrotic and
gastrointestinal systems; immune and haematological systems and cancer.