In Vivo is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Vitamin E supplementation enhances immune response in elderly -- JAMA study.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENTATION ENHANCES T-CELL RESPONSE IN ELDERLY when administered at a level greater than that currently recommended, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, Simin Nikbin Meydani, PhD, Tufts University USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, et al., conclude in a report published in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was designed to see if long-term supplementation with vitamin E could enhance "clinically relevant measures of cell-mediated immunity" in healthy geriatric patients.





Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts