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True or false? The essential Vitamin E quiz

Have you given much thought to vitamin E? Despite the average person’s indifference, this potent antioxidant continues its valiant struggle against those harmful free radicals.

health and fitness Updated: Mar 15, 2010 00:58 IST

Have you given much thought to vitamin E? Despite the average person’s indifference, this potent antioxidant continues its valiant struggle against those harmful free radicals.

Take this true-false quiz on vitamin E:

Vitamin E deficiency can cause sensory neuropathy, or a loss of feeling in the hands and feet.

A deficiency of vitamin E is rare.

The recommended daily allowance of vitamin E is 15 mg, but you need less if you exercise vigorously or have sun exposure.

Eating 1 ounce of sunflower seeds will meet the daily requirement.

Skin creams fortified with vitamin E are ineffective in improving skin appearance.

ANSWERS: 1) True; 2) True; 3) False

(you need more if you exercise a lot or are exposed to sun/smoke); 4) True; 5) False