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Carotenoids, Vitamin E and Osteophytes

For the first time, lumbar spine osteophyte formation has been linked to levels of carotenoids and vitamin E.  “The levels of carotenoids and vitamin E were significantly lower in subjects with lumbar osteophyte formation, and a low B-carotene level was the strongest risk factor for lumbar osteophytes. This is the first evidence of an association between carotenoids and lumbar osteophyte formation”.1 

In light of the fact that chiropractic practice is focused on the musculoskeletal system and the sequela of extensive osteophyte formation, it is valuable to know there is evidence for a more natural means of management and more importantly the potential prevention of spinal osteophytes.  Some of the same Japanese researchers had published a paper in 2010 that concluded that “High serum values of beta-/gamma-tocopherols were found to be significantly associated with a low OR for radiographic knee osteoarthritis. The decreasing risk with a high serum value of beta-/gamma-tocopherols may support the possible protective effects against knee OA.” 2 The previous year a Thai study also suggested that Vitamin E may have a role in the management of knee osteoarthritis.

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