Awareness of clinical application of vitamin E among dental students

1Nandakumar.E, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Kiran Kumar Pandurangan, Ashok Velayudhan


BACKGROUND: Vitamin E is a major cutaneous, non-enzymatic antioxidant, scavenging free radicals generated through a variety of mechanisms leading to skin pathology. Vitamin E is also anti-inflammatory as demonstrated in numerous animal models Only two forms of vitamin E exist in the body: α-tocopherol and γtocopherol. Both occur in abundance within the stratum corneum after their secretion by sebaceous glands. The increased density of vitamin E within the stratum corneum preserves the integrity and barrier function of the skin while protecting the most superficial cutaneous layer from oxidation Supplementation of vitamin E, orally orintravenously, has been shown to reach the outermost portions of the skin and does so within two weeks of supplementation. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the awareness of clinical application of vitamin E among dental students. A cross sectional survey was carried among 100 dental practitioners using a questionnaire. Questionnaire contained 10 questions on awareness of clinical applications of vitamin E among dental students. The data were extracted and analyses. In conclusion, the availability of very sensitive methods for measuring concentrations of fat-soluble vitamins has made it feasible to examine these vitamins in small plasma samples from preterm infants. Although the usage of dietary supplements of vitamin E is high in students, there is a dearth of knowledge, especially regarding the role of micronutrients in health and disease.


Vitamin.E, antioxidants, peroxidase enzyme, lipids, ataxia, haemolytic anaemia etc.

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