Brief Communication: The Prevalence of High Intake of Vitamin E from the Use of Supplements among U.S. Adults

@article{Ford2005BriefCT,
  title={Brief Communication: The Prevalence of High Intake of Vitamin E from the Use of Supplements among U.S. Adults},
  author={E. Ford and U. Ajani and A. Mokdad},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={143},
  pages={116-120}
}
Context Vitamin E supplements (400 IU or more daily) have no clear clinical benefits and may be harmful. Contribution Self-reported data from 4609 adults who participated in the 19992000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that about 11% consumed at least 400 IU of vitamin E daily. Use was highest among older white adults who also consumed other antioxidant supplements. Cautions We do not know the form of vitamin E that adults consumed, but -tocopherol is the form most… Expand
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