Vitamin E

Atopic Dermatitis.

Clinical Study Title:
Evaluation of dietary intake of vitamin E in the treatment of atopic dermatitis: a study of the clinical course and evaluation of the immunoglobulin E serum levels.

Plain English Summary:
This study looked at the use of vitamin E to decrease symptoms of atopic dermatitis. A total of 96 participants with atopic dermatitis were enrolled in the study. Half of the subjects were given a vitamin E supplement daily, and the other participants were given a placebo to take daily. More participants from the vitamin E group showed a significant improvement in their symptoms. Those participants taking the placebo showed less improvement and had more participants who either did not change at all, or got worse. This suggests that vitamin E supplements may be a beneficial addition to the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
Tsoureli-Nikita E. Hercogova J. Lotti T. Menchini G
Institute of Dermosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Country of Publication
United States
International Journal of Dermatology. 41(3):146-50, 2002 Mar.

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