Tocopherols are a class of naturally-occuring chemicals that are related to vitamin E. 

Health considerations

Tocopherols have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cholesterol-lowering properties. This class of compounds has also been associated with protection from radiation exposure, cancer preventive effects, and reduced risk of diabetes, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. See: Vitamin E

May be found in

Vegetable oils, nuts, seeds


Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Journal of Radiation Research
Redox Biology
Natural Products in Cancer Prevention and Therapy Topics in Current Chemistry

Alternative spellings and names

Alpha tocopherol, Gamma tocopherol

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