Researchers are about to embark on the first human clinical study to see if the Vitamin E tocotrienols found in Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil are beneficial to women fighting advanced breast cancer. Previous research tocotrienol’s anti-cancer properties on breast cancer cell lines and in animals has shown positive results.
“The studies are promising enough to warrant a clinical trial on human subjects on the full effects and efficacy of the gamma-delta tocotrienols,” comments researcher Nur Aishah. The scientific community is showing a great deal of interest in tocotrienols’ potential health benefits. Tocotrienol research accounts for approximately 30 percent of all Vitamin E research.
The breast cancer study will be conducted in collaboration with scientists at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.