What is it about?

Contrast agents used for radiological purpose are frequently causes of acute kidney damage. In this study, vitamin E, possibly for its anti-oxidant effect, has been demonstrated to be able to reduce consistently the risk of developing contrast-induced nephropathy.

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Why is it important?

Our findings suggest a simple and unexpensive tool to prevent a serious side effect of radiological procedures.


Our data suggest preliminarly a role of vitamin E particularly evident in diabetic patients. Future studies are needed to address this question in a particular vulneable subgroup of patients.

Angelo Cignarelli
University of Bari

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This page is a summary of: Alpha-Tocopherol and contrast-induced nephropathy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, April 2019, Hogrefe Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000573.
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