Researchers Tout Vitamin E As Cancer Preventative

Sunrise Senior Living  |  May 8, 2012

As cancer continues to be one of the biggest causes of death, many seniors are looking for ways to lessen their chances of getting a variation of the disease.

Now, new research out of Rutgers University is suggesting incorporating vitamin E into one's diet may be able to protect against colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers. Researchers point to gamma and delta-tocopherols, two forms of vitamin E, as a way to prevent the cancers.

Interestingly, supplements do not have the same effect as food products that carry the nutrient, like vegetable oil and nuts such as walnuts. This could be good news for many, as they can easily incorporate more vitamin E into their diets.

Sunrise Senior Living in Fort Worth, Texas, has a great recipe to help you get more walnuts into your diet, and your sweet tooth will be satisfied too. If you're looking for a healthier option, try using fresh pairs and forgo the icing.

Pear Crumble Nut Cake

1 tbsp Cinnamon
1c. Walnuts chopped
1c. Brown Sugar
1c. Flour
1c. Butter
1 large can Sliced Pears (reserving juice)
1 Yellow Cake mix (follow directions, use sour cream and pear juice for liquid)
1c. Sour Cream
1c. juice from pear


In a bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon and set aside.

Place flour in a small bowl and cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and stir in 3/4 of nut mixture and set aside for topping.

Set aside remaining nut, cinnamon & brown sugar mixture for filling.

Prepare the cake mix using the juice from pears and sour cream for the liquid.

Spray pans well. Spread 2 1/2 cups of the cake mix batter into 1 greased spring form pan. Topcake mix with 2 c. nut, cinnamon & brown sugar mixture and lay pears over the mixture and pour 2 1/2 c. cake batter on top.

Sprinkle 1c. crumble topping on top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool 1 hour, remove spring pan before cutting.

Drizzle with Confectioners Icing for a sweeter taste and beautiful presentation.