June 23, 2009
CORDOVA, Tenn.Cottonseed oil consumption significantly increases vitamin E intake without affecting fat intake, according to a new study from the Texas Womans University (TWU) in Houston.
The studys results, reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in New Orleans, revealed that when eating cottonseed oil-rich foods, subjects vitamin E intake was 34 percent higher than their previous regular diet, helping them achieve 75 percent of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults versus just 53 percent prior to eating the cottonseed oil-rich foods.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), vitamin E is a nutrient of concern for children, adolescents and adults. The percentage of Americans consuming the recommended daily level (15 milligrams per day for adults) of vitamin E through diet alone is less than 7 percent. An adequate daily intake of vitamin E can promote health and may help prevent diseases such as heart disease, some forms of cancer and cognitive decline with age.
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