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A group of natural compounds related to vitamin E (tocopherols). They are found mainly in sweetcorn, soybean oil and wheat germ.

They are stronger antioxidants than tocopherols, and have a better effect as anti-tumour and cholesterol-reducing agents - mainly because they have better penetration of the fatty tissues such as the brain and liver. Tocopherols are available in health food shops. For more information on nutrition, see 'Nutrition A to Z' by Dr. Michael Sharon

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