Vitamin E deficiency in South Asian population and the therapeutic use of alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) for correction of anemia | Jilani | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 
مبل راحتی صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری میز اداری وبلاگدهی گن لاغری بازی اندروید تبلیغات کلیکی آموزش زبان انگلیسی پاراگلایدر مارکت اندروید تور آهنگ محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش پروتز سینه پروتز باسن پروتز لب میز تلویزیون

Vitamin E deficiency in South Asian population and the therapeutic use of alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) for correction of anemia

Tanveer Jilani, Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal

Abstract


Mild to moderate vitamin E deficiency because of inadequate consumption of vitamin E-rich foods and intestinal fat malabsorption is common in growing children, women of reproductive age and elderly South Asian population. Severe vitamin E deficiency may lead to peripheral and motor neurodegenerative diseases (e.g ataxia and motor skeletal myopathy), impaired immune response and free radical-induced hemolytic anemias. Vitamin E insufficiency and/or deficiency status in the general Pakistani population has not been sufficiently investigated. Moreover, there are challenges in determining vitamin E status in apparently healthy humans due to variations in their age, sources of consumed vitamin E and plasma lipid levels. Oxidative stress-induced reactive oxygen species have been shown to cause ineffective erythropoiesis and enhanced lysis of erythrocytes in some of the experimental animals and humans. Several studies on patients with various types of inherited hemolytic anemias, chronic renal disease, premature low birth infants and apparently healthy humans have shown that vitamin E might be therapeutically effective in the prevention and/ or treatment of anemia in these subjects.

doi: https://doi.org/--------------------------------------------

How to cite this:Jilani T, Iqbal MP. Vitamin E deficiency in South Asian population and the therapeutic use of alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) for correction of anemia. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(6):---------.   doi: https://doi.org/ -------------------------------------------

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Full Text: PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


kalsob-01_1303_01