Many US Adults Low In Vitamin E
January 02, 2008
Almost 30% of US adults have low blood levels of vitamin E, which may put them at increased risk for heart disease and cancer. Vitamin E deficiency raises risks for chronic diseases in which low dietary intake or blood concentration of (vitamin E) have been implicated. The authors examined data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a periodic federal government poll focusing on the health of thousands of Americans. Many experts believe the antioxidant properties of vitamin E can help fight cancer, as well as the buildup of cholesterol on artery walls. In fact, the study authors report that subjects' blood cholesterol levels tended to rise alongside falling levels of vitamin E.
American Journal of Epidemiology August, 1999;150:290-300.
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