Have you given much thought to vitamin E? Didn't think so.
Not to worry: Despite the average person's indifference, this potent antioxidant continues its valiant struggle against those harmful free radicals.
Take our true-false quiz on vitamin E.
1 Deficiencies in vitamin E can cause sensory neuropathy, a loss of feeling in the hands and feet.
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2 Deficiencies in vitamin E are rare.
3 The recommended daily allowance of vitamin E is 15 milligrams, but you need less if you exercise vigorously or have sun exposure.
4 Eating 1 ounce of sunflower seeds will meet the daily requirement.
5 Studies have shown that skin creams fortified with vitamin E are ineffective in improving skin appearance.
ANSWERS: 1: true; 2: true; 3: false (you need more vitamin E if you exercise to extremes or are exposed to the sun or smoke); 4: true; 5: false