Problem

Vitamin E deficiency

Other Names:
Lack of vitamin E in diet
Insufficient dietary sources of vitamin E
Nature:

Vitamin E deficiency in humans is a very rare condition, occurring as a consequence of abnormalities in dietary fat absorption or metabolism rather than from a diet low in vitamin E. Collectively the EARs, RDAs, AIs and ULs for vitamin E and other essential nutrients are referred to as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Vitamin E deficiency can cause nerve problems due to poor conduction of electrical impulses along nerves due to changes in nerve membrane structure and function.

Broader Problems:
Vitamin deficiencies in diet
Related Problems:
Coronary heart disease
Values:
Deficiency
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
09.11.2017 – 18:23 CET