Vitamin E inadequacy in humans: causes and consequences.

  title={Vitamin E inadequacy in humans: causes and consequences.},
  author={Maret G Traber},
  journal={Advances in nutrition},
  volume={5 5},
It is estimated that >90% of Americans do not consume sufficient dietary vitamin E, as α-tocopherol, to meet estimated average requirements. What are the adverse consequences of inadequate dietary α-tocopherol intakes? This review discusses health aspects where inadequate vitamin E status is detrimental and additional vitamin E has reversed the symptoms. In general, plasma α-tocopherol concentrations <12 μmol/L are associated with increased infection, anemia, stunting of growth, and poor… CONTINUE READING