Going Slow With Vitamin E

by Medindia Content Team on  November 13, 2004 at 4:14 PM General Health News
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Going Slow With Vitamin E
Findings of a new study shows that high-doses of vitamin E supplements, could be associated with a higher overall risk of early death.

Vitamin E is one of 13 vitamins essential to body metabolism, cell growth and function. On average, dietary intake of vitamin E is 10 international units per day. Other sources of the vitamin include wheat germ, corn, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach, asparagus, and vegetable oils.

Vitamin E capsules typically contain 400 international units to 800 international units. Dietary guidelines set a maximum tolerable intake of 1,500 international units per day , however researchers suggest that government regulators lower this level to an upper limit of 400 international units daily based on the results of their study .

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