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Vitamin E in Vegetable Oil May Help Fight Cancer

EMSL Analytical offers analysis for nutritional labeling and vitamin testing services, including vitamin E


There has been conflicting research presented regarding the effect of vitamin E consumption and cancer prevention; however, a study recently published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research indicates that it does indeed fight the disease.
The study’s findings suggest that two forms of vitamin E, which are found in corn, soybean and canola oils, may have cancer-fighting properties.
Researchers fed animals the different types of vitamin E and discovered that the vitamin E in gamma-tocopherols and delta-tocopherols impeded cancer from developing and growing. These forms of vitamin E differ from the form found in vitamin E supplements, which has actually been shown to increase the risk of cancer.
It is believed that there are a total of eight forms of vitamin E, and more research is needed to determine the positive or negative effects of each type.
 “Vitamin analysis is one of the many services offered by EMSL Analytical’s experienced food chemistry division,” states Shannon Kauffman, Food Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor. “In addition to analyzing levels of the mandatory vitamins, A and C, required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nutritional labeling, we test for numerous additional vitamins, including Vitamin E.”
EMSL Analytical’s nutritional analysis is compliant with the FDA’s laws, and RDI and DV percentages can be provided when applicable.
For more information about EMSL’s food testing division, please visit or, call 800-220-3675, or email
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.


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