Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Study group discussion: Vitamins (Antioxidants, Vitamin E and vitamins in egg)

Name the vitamins which are anti-oxidants?
Vitamin A, C, E.
Mnemonic: Ace the oxidants!

Which is the anti-oxidant important to prevent lipid peroxidation?
Vitamin E

It's also a cause of ataxia. Vitamin E deficiency was as a differential of a 12 year old boy in the ward. They also considered Fredriechs but no family history.

What is the interaction between vitamin E and warfarin?
Vitamin E increases warfarin activity

Vitamin not found in egg?
Vitamin C.

What reduces absorption of biotin in egg white?
Avidin.

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