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Obese adults need more vitamin E, but absorb less.

Even though vitamin E in the bloodstream may be high in obese individuals, its absorption is being impaired, according to a study published November 3,2015 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A vitamin E deficiency can complicate diseases associated with metabolic syndrome, including heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Metabolic syndrome affects one of three adults, and is characterized by having at least three of the following health concerns: excess abdominal fat, hypertension, low "good" cholesterol, high blood glucose, and/or elevated triglycerides. The authors said that tissues of obese people reject intake of some lipids because they already have enough fat, and, in the process, they also reject vitamin E. Foods that are rich in vitamin E include nuts, seeds, fish, shellfish, and whole grains.

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Publication:Women's Nutrition Connection
Date:Jan 1, 2016
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