In the case of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, lower levels are recommended. According to experts, healthy persons should have about, 100 mg/dL to 129 mg/dL LDL cholesterol level. Anything between 130 to 159 mg/dL is nearly high. For individuals who are vulnerable to heart diseases must work to lower their level of LDL cholesterol below 100 mg/dL. Low-density lipoprotein enables transport of different fat molecules, cholesterol included, within the cells as well as within the bloodstream.
Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant during the lipid (fat) phase in the body. It prevents LDL lipid peroxidation usually brought by reactions of free radicals (Reaven, Khouw, Beltz, & Parthasarathy, 1993). Its efficiency at protecting the cell membrane from oxidation is vital in reversing and preventing many degenerative diseases. Additionally, vitamin E inhibits clotting of blood and prevents plaque rupture and even enlargement. Lastly, it has anti-inflammatory characteristics, which may as well prove to be very significant in the heart disease prevention.
Two researches involving a total of 125,000 women and men found that those people who supplement with vitamin E (at least 100 IU) every day reduced the risk of developing heart diseases by about 66 percent. The research was then narrowed down for life-style differences (physical activity, smoking, aspirin use and dietary fiber intake) in order to specifically find out the heart impact of vitamin E supplementation (Meydani, 2001). As a diet containing vitamin E as related to the average diet additionally indicated just a slight effect in heart-protection, the researchers stressed the importance of vitamin E supplementation.
At birth, infants who are affected usually appear normal, although by the first few days after birth, they develop growth failure, abdominal distention and steatorrhea. Kids develop progressive ataxia and retinitis pigmentosa, with death usually taking place when they reach at least thirty years. Therefore it is recommended that apart from high-dose vitamin E (tocopherral) therapy, early diagnosis, medium-chain fatty-acid dietary may suppress the development of the neurologic abnormalities.