Vitamin E uptake compromised in obese people

Obese people with metabolic syndrome need to up their intake of vitamin E because this essential micronutrient is not finding its way into tissues where it is most needed, a recent study suggests. As a result, experts in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University say that a huge number of Americans may be chronically deficient in vitamin E, which could compound the wide range of diseases known to be associated with metabolic syndrome, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

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