A new review has shown that only about one fifth of the population (21%) worldwide is receiving the recommended intake of Vitamin E which increases the risk for conditions affecting the cardiovascular system, cognitive functions and the immune system.
Published literature describing serum Vitamin E concentrations and Vitamin E intake levels between the years 2000 and 2012 was studied. A total of 178 articles consisting of 132 single studies were included in this review. Researchers used an RDA of 15 mg/day and an estimated average requirement (EAR) of 12 mg/day of Vitamin E and applied this standard to all populations with a minimum of 14 years of age. It was found that 82% and 61% of mean and median data points were below the RDA and EAR respectively.
There has been an increased interest in Vitamin E research as of late. It is believed, that a change in dietary food consumption in developing countries worldwide is a contributing factor to the reduction in Vitamin E status.
Further research is warranted.
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