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VITAMINS



Vitamin E: Alpha-Tocopherol




CLASS:
Fat soluble vitamin

ROLE:
Antioxidant
Anticoagulant
Cell function

SOURCES:
Vegetable oils
Wheatgerm
Nuts and seeds

RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE (RDI):
10 mg Men
7 mg Women

DEFICIENCY STATE:
Anaemia
Neurological problems: balance, gait, sensation

OVERDOSE STATE:
Gastrointestinal upset
Coagulation abnormalities

RISKS:
Diabetics
Alcoholism
Premature babies
Fat malabsorption syndrome: pancreas and liver disease, coeliacdisease

DIAGNOSIS:
Blood tests

OTHER NUTRIENT INTERACTIONS:
Vitamin A
Selenium



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