(NHANES III) (1988-1994) in the United States indicate a median total intake (including supplements) of a-TE of 12.9 mg day-1 and a median intake from food only of 11.7 mg day-1 in men aged 31-50 years. In women in this age range, the median total intake (including supplements) of a-TE was 9.1 mg day-1 and the median intake from food only was 8.0 mg day-1. In the United States, fats and oils used in spreads, etc. contribute 20.2% of the total vitamin E intake; vegetables, 15.1%; meat, poultry, and fish, 12.6%; desserts, 9.9%; breakfast cereals, 9.3%; fruit, 5.3%; bread and grain products, 5.3%; dairy products, 4.5%; and mixed main dishes, 4.0%.

The North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey, published in 2001, reported that the median daily intake of vitamin E from all sources was 6.3mg in men and 6.0mg in women aged 1864 years. The largest contributors of vitamin E to the diet were vegetables and vegetable dishes (18.9%) and potatoes and potato products (12.4%), most likely as a result of the oils used in composite dishes. Nutritional supplements contributed 5.5% of the vitamin E intake in men and 11.9% in women overall. In the subgroup that regularly consumed nutritional supplements (23% of total), vitamin E was the nutrient most frequently obtained in supplemental form in men (78%) and women (73%). In these people, supplements made a larger contribution to total vitamin E intakes than did food.

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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