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Therapeutic uses of vitamin E


In many mammalian species deficiency of vitamin E causes a wide variety of serious disorders including infertility, liver necrosis and muscular dystrophy. It is not known how vitamin E acts but it may form a complex with biological membranes and thereby stabilise their phospholipids.1 It may also act as a scavenger for free radicals produced during peroxidation of unsaturated lipids.2 3

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