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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
Hindustan Times

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

First Published: Mar 14, 2010 16:08 IST