The forgotten nutrient?
Vitamin E and the latest science
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Vitamin E plays a vital role in supporting brain, eye, cardiovascular, maternal and infant health, as well as protecting the skin. The importance of vitamin E in humans was not recognized until relatively late in the history of vitamins and it is estimated that more than 90 per cent of the population in the United States does not meet the dietary intake recommendations for vitamin E.
The outcomes of studies to investigate the possible effect of vitamin E on cardiovascular disease have been inconsistent and subsequent media coverage has taken attention away from the fundamental role that vitamin E plays in supporting human health. The impact of low vitamin E intake globally should be a serious public health concern and, while the micronutrient is not currently high on the agenda of scientists and funding organizations, there is an urgent r ...