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coconut oil consumption reduces the need for vitamin E..what about vitmamin A?

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Created December 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Hey, I've read that coconut reduces our need for vitamin E. Is there any evidence showing that it also reduces our need for vitamin A?

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on December 25, 2012
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There's some evidence, yeah.

"Synthetic diets containing 15% (w/v) fish oil or coconut oil were used to feed growing rats for 4 weeks...in fish oil fed animals, there was also a decrease in vitamin E and A concentration"

http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10715769109145779

This is probably more important if you're relying heavily on b-carotene, rather than retinol, for your vitamin A though.

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