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Vitamin E and Lung Cancer

February 19, 2019 by admin0

Most people know the health benefits of eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals help keep our bodies strong and help fight off illnesses. According to British researchers, vitamin E can help offset negative effects of air pollution on the lungs. The findings in these researchers’ study show that those patients with lower levels of vitamin E concentration in the blood were more likely to have lung conditions as a result of exposure to fine particulate matter (PM).

All is not known about the power of vitamin E.  One researcher stated, “We do not yet fully understand which types of particulate pollution specifically damage the lungs or which vitamins best interfere with this pathway to reduce the level of damage”.

Other studies have also shown that vitamin E has cancer preventative activity. This vitamin helps prevent the production of reactive oxygen species by fat oxidation. It also helps with immune/endothelial cell function. Also, it was shown that 300 IUs of natural vitamin E per day may reduce a person’s lung cancer risk by 61 percent, and the vitamin can help boost blood vessel function in smokers who quit.

How can you consume vitamin E? Vitamin E is found in olive oil, avocados, almonds, and sunflower seeds.

Vitamin E isn’t a miracle vitamin. Just like any other vitamin, it can help the body be strong and healthy, but it isn’t a cure.

If you have cancer, you should see a doctor and not simply rely on vitamins. If you do not have cancer, ask your doctor about which vitamins you should take to help keep you at your healthiest and to help prevent lung cancer.

Schedule an Appointment for Robotic Lung Surgery in Tampa

If you have lung cancer, you should try and see if you can get it removed surgically with a minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

Dr. Peter Mikhail is a robotic lung specialist and surgeon who performs robotic lung surgery to treat lung cancer patients in the earlier stages of lung cancer. He will examine you and determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. To learn more about robotic lung surgery, click Dr. Mikhail’s Tampa Robotic Lung Surgery  page or call his office at 727-312-4844 to book an appointment or for more information. Dr. Mikhail has offices in Tampa and New Port Richey, Florida.

Tampa Robotic Lung Surgery Center | Dr. Peter Mikhail

Dr. Peter Mikhail is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Tampa, Clearwater, and New Port Richey, Florida who specializes in Robotic Lung Surgery. He received his Medical Degree from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. He then completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Toronto.

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