Patel et al. found that supplementation with vitamin E (either α-tocopherol or tocotrienol-rich fraction, 0.84 g/kg food) and α-lipoic acid (1.6 g/kg food) could prevent (high fructose diet + Vit E + ALA) and even reverse (Vit E + ALA after high fructose diet for 8 weeks; reversal protocol) "glucose intolerance, hypertension, and increased collagen deposition in the heart together with an increased ventricular stiffness" in rats fed a high fructose diet over a course of 16 (prevention) / 8 + 8 (reversal) weeks.
|Figure 1: (a): Plasma glucose concentrations following oral gavage of glucose (2 g/kg) recorded after 16 weeks for rats fed with corn starch (⬤), fructose (⚪), or fructose with α-tocopherol and α-lipoic acid as either prevention (FTPP) (▲) or reversal (FTPR) (▾) protocols. (Patel. 2011)|