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Vitamin E protects the body from bacterial infection

Thanks vitamin E it is possible to regulate the aging processes of the body's defense system, as well as protect it from the attacks of a bacterial infection, which ultimately leads to the manifestation pneumonia. Such conclusions in the process of a new study were able to be made by specialists working in Tufts University.

Very often, the development of pneumonia is associated with exposure streptococcusscientists say. Most often this happens in people who are already 65 years old. During the experiment, the state of the organisms of elderly male rats was studied, and scientists monitored their condition before and after infection of experimental animals with streptococcus. Some animals received vitamin E in doses that exceeded ten times the dose recommended per day. The rodent control group received the usual dose. vitamin e. It turned out that in the lungs of rats that received vitamin in high doses, there were 1000 times those bacteria that provoked the development of pneumonia. In addition, the content was half as much neutrophils(one of the varieties white blood cells).

Due to the decrease in the number of bacteria and the decrease in the number of leukocytes, the lungs of experimental animals that received a large dose of vitamin E were protected from damage. These rats could fight infection as well as the young experimental animals. According to scientists, in the near future the following experiments will be carried out, which will make it possible to find out whether it is possible with vitamin e prevent pneumonia in people.

As you know, vitamin E is an important element in the activity of the central and peripheral nervous system, prevents the appearance of free radicals in the body, activates the functioning of the immune system, activates the process of restoration of liver cells, etc.

With a deficiency in the body of this vitamin in pregnant women, spontaneous abortion is possible. Also, its deficiency in the body provokes severe nervousness, a feeling of fatigue, metabolic disturbance, deterioration of the heart muscle, a decrease in the ability of the blood to deliver oxygen, as well as other negative changes. It should be noted that the natural sources of this vitamin are vegetable oils, vegetables, eggs, fruits.

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