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Lancet. 2000 Nov 4;356(9241):1573-4.

Dietary vitamin E, IgE concentrations, and atopy.

Abstract

Vitamin E inhibits IgE responses to allergic stimuli in animals. We investigated the relation between dietary vitamin E intake and serum IgE concentrations and atopy, measured as allergen skin sensitisation, in a random sample of 2633 adults. Higher concentrations of vitamin E intake were associated with lower serum IgE concentrations and a lower frequency of allergen sensitisation. These findings may explain the beneficial effect of dietary vitamin E on the incidence of asthma.

PMID:
11075775
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(00)03132-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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