Vitamin E in Human Health

  • Peter Weber
  • Marc Birringer
  • Jeffrey B. Blumberg
  • Manfred Eggersdorfer
  • Jan Frank

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Peter Weber, Marc Birringer, Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Jan Frank
    Pages 1-4
  3. Biochemistry, Metabolism and Molecular Effects of Vitamin E

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Marc Birringer, Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Jan Frank, Peter Weber
      Pages 7-18
    3. Afaf Kamal-Eldin
      Pages 19-30
    4. Sandra Flory, Marc Birringer, Jan Frank
      Pages 31-41
    5. Marc Birringer, Jan Frank
      Pages 43-60
    6. Stefan Kluge, Martin Schubert, Lisa Schmölz, Maria Wallert, Marc Birringer, Stefan Lorkowski
      Pages 61-79
    7. Alexandra Fischer, Gerald Rimbach
      Pages 81-98
    8. Jeffrey Atkinson, Varsha Thakur, Danny Manor
      Pages 111-124
    9. Jean-Marc Zingg, Mohsen Meydani
      Pages 141-159
  4. A Global View on Vitamin E Intakes and Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Daniel Raederstorff, Szabolcs Péter, Peter Weber
      Pages 163-174
    3. Szabolcs Péter, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Peter Weber
      Pages 175-188
    4. Marc Pignitter, Silke Grosshagauer, Veronika Somoza
      Pages 215-232
  5. Safety of Vitamin E and Interactions with Other Nutrients and Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Maren C. Podszun, Jan Frank
      Pages 247-260
  6. Benefits of Vitamin E on Human Health and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Joshua B. Wiener, Elliot M. Berinstein, Andrew P. Levy
      Pages 273-282
    3. Richard S. Bruno
      Pages 295-310
    4. Bubu A. Banini, Arun J. Sanyal
      Pages 311-323
    5. Dayong Wu, Simin Nikbin Meydani
      Pages 371-384
    6. Rebecca F. McLoughlin, Bronwyn S. Berthon, Evan J. Williams, Lisa G. Wood
      Pages 385-403
    7. Ann L. Anderson Berry, Corrine K. Hanson
      Pages 405-417
  7. Public Health Implications of Vitamin E

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 457-467

About this book


This comprehensive volume examines the role of vitamin E as an essential micronutrient in human health and its extensive clinical benefits. Sections cover a wide breadth of topics, including vitamin E intake and recommended daily allowance, understanding the biological activities of Vitamin E and observed physiological effects, benefits of vitamin E on upper respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, and intake safety. The text serves to emphasize the importance of vitamin E in relation to disease prevention as well as to raise awareness of the number of health conditions where an increased intake of vitamin E can be of potential significance. It explores vitamin E in an up-to-date, science based, applicable real-life perspective and offers pragmatic solutions for its safe and personalized use beyond the various methodological and statistical controversies.

Intended for the medical and nutritional community, Vitamin E in Human Health will not only be an expansive resource for healthcare professionals, but also makes efforts to stimulate increased support for vitamin E research and further exploration of the safe and efficacious use for this essential micronutrient.



Vitamin E and Hormones Vitamin E in Fetal Development Vitamin E in the Brain Apha-tocopherol Transfer Protein Vitamin E and Drug Interactions Vitamin E and Pregnancy Vitamin E and Obesity Vitamin E and Insulin Sensitivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Weber
    • 1
  • Marc Birringer
    • 2
  • Jeffrey B. Blumberg
    • 3
  • Manfred Eggersdorfer
    • 4
  • Jan Frank
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Hohenheim, Institute of Nutritional SciencesStuttgart Germany
  2. 2.University of Applied Sciences FuldaNutritional, Food and Consumer SciencesFuldaGermany
  3. 3.Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on AgingTufts UniversityBostonUSA
  4. 4.University Medical Center GroningenHanzeplain 1GroningenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.University of Hohenheim, Institute of Nutritional SciencesStuttgart Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05314-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05315-4
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