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Alpha-Tocopherol

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Overview

Name: Alpha-Tocopherol
Synonyms: Vitamin E
Therapy Type: Dietary Supplement (timeline)
Target Type: Other (timeline)
Condition(s): Alzheimer's Disease
U.S. FDA Status: Alzheimer's Disease (Phase 3)

Background

Vitamin E is a lipophilic monophenolic compound that can donate a hydrogen atom to saturate and detoxify the unpaired electron of a free radical. It is thought to protect against brain cell damage by destroying toxic free radicals. Alpha-tocopherol is thought to prevent brain cell damage by destroying toxic free radicals.

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