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Vitamin E in Health and Disease - Interactions, Diseases and Health Aspects

Pinar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University

Dr. Erkekoglu is the pioneering researcher in toxicology, vaccinology, and cosmetics; a Board Member of the Turkish Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Academia and a Board Member of Hacettepe Vaccine Institute, and Associate Editor of the Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has published more than 150 scientific papers in international/national journals.


Julia Scherer Santos

Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Dr. Scherer Santos works mainly in the following subjects: nanotechnology, cosmetology, pharmacotechnics, pharmaceutical technology, aesthetics. She has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2014) ).


Antioxidant Menopause Geriatrics Pregnancy Recommended Daily Intake Clinical Applications Cosmetic Applications Derivates Natural Vitamin E Synthetic Vitamin E Vitamin E Interactions Toxicity

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Vitamin E is a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that include four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. It is a natural substance that is present in eggs, meat, cereals, poultry, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, almonds, sunflower oil and wheat germ oil. The American Heart Association recommends obtaining antioxidants, including vitamin E, by eating a well-balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains rather than from supplements until more is known about the risks and benefits of taking supplements. Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant. Vitamin E helps maintain healthy skin, eyes, and neurological functions. Vitamin E is also suggested to strengthen the body's immune system against infections. There are clinical studies that suggest Vitamin E supplementation can be effective against certain types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, cardiovascular diseases, beta-thalassemia, and nonalcoholic fatty live disease. However, excess intake of vitamin E can also cause adverse effects. Vitamin E is known to interact with several drugs including, vitamin K, statins, niacin, chemotherapeutics, anti-tumor antibiotics, CYP3A4 substrates, and anticoagulants. Vitamin E can also interact with herbs. This fat-soluble vitamin is used in cosmetics as well.

The aim of this book is to focus on the effects of vitamin E in health and disease, the possible drug and herb interactions of this particular vitamin, clinical studies performed with vitamin E in different pathological conditions (neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, etc.) and its applications in cosmetics, as well as in skin pathologies.

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Pinar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University

Pınar Erkekoglu graduated from TED Ankara College, Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy (BS) and Anadolu University Public Relations School (BS). She received her PhD degree in 2009. She is working as a professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology and also in Hacettepe University Vaccine Institute Department of Vaccine Technology. She completed a part of her Ph.D. studies on phthalates and oxidative stress in Grenoble, France, in Universite Joseph Fourier and CEA/INAC/LAN after receiving a full scholarship from both the European Union Erasmus Scholarship Program and from Commissariat à l\'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA). She worked as a post-doc and visiting associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Biological Engineering Department during 2011–2012. She gave lectures as invited speaker in many congresses. She is the Board Member of Hacettepe University Vaccine Institute and also Board Member of Turkish Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Academia. Pınar Erkekoglu has published more than 150 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2014. Her main interests are oxidative stress, antioxidants, carcinogenesis mechanisms, reproductive disorders, endocrine diseases, toxic effects of aromatic amines, poisonings, antidote treatments, vaccines and toxic effects of cosmetics and personal care products. She has edited 6 international books and has published 15 book chapters.

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