Vitamin E linked to lung problems

Canola, soybean and corn oils rich in Vitamin E have been tied to the increasing incidence of lung inflammation and asthma in the USA.

In findings predicted to reshape our understanding of Vitamin E, a new study shows drastically different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form.

The form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol in the ubiquitous soybean, corn and canola oils is associated with decreased lung function in humans, the study reports.

The other form of Vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, which is found in olive and sunflower oils, is conversely associated with better lung function.

Read more at Northwestern University