True properties of Vitamin E overlooked by more than 90% of the nation, claims Merck study

    First Indian handbook on Vitamin E released by Merck Consumer Health India in partnership with leading doctors

    Dr A.C Anand launched the book on Vitamin E.

    New Delhi: Merck Consumer Health India has announced the publication of the country’s first handbook that highlights the hitherto unknown benefits and widespread utility of Vitamin E titled – “Vitamin E: Clinical Applications and Evidences”.

    The book has been edited by Dr Y K Gupta and Dr A C Anand, leading health practitioners and experts in their fields, and is an amalgamation of the manifold uses of Vitamin E as a supplement. Along with the book launch, a panel of expert doctors from different specialties have contributed to the positive role of Vitamin E in various health issues.

    As per study in the book, despite an increase in awareness of the role of various Vitamins, only 9 percent of India is aware of the role of  Vitamin E. While most individuals resort to Vitamin E for common ailments, the true potential of this nutraceutical still witnesses a lack of awareness on a large scale. The purpose of this book is to highlight the fact that Vitamin E also offers protection against an extensive list of lifestyle-induced issues; issues that are usually not under the spotlight.

    Commenting on this launch, Managing Director of Merck India, Mr Milind Thatte said, “Merck is proud to launch this all-inclusive book on Vitamin E, in partnership with leading doctors and Springer publications. People in our country are not entirely aware of the extensive benefits offered by Vitamin E. Authored by industry experts who have factored the insights of top Indian doctors, this book is our endeavor to increase the awareness about the benefits of Vitamin E backed scientific data and clinical evidence.”

    Adding to this Dr A C Anand (Senior Consultant Hepatology and Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India) commented, “With low awareness across the country, even the limited users of Vitamin E are not aware of all of its benefits. For example, with 30 percent of the Indian population suffering from Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma, only few people are aware that leveraging the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property of Vitamin E may help provide them strong protection against both diseases. Similarly, around 50 percent of women aged between 40 – 50 years suffer from Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Once again, only a few know that the antioxidant properties of Vitamin E help tackle the disease to great effect”.