Can Vitamin E and Exercise Help Kids Learn?
One hundred twenty adolescents in Saudi Arabia ages 15–18 were assessed by scientists who were curious to discover if a link exists between vitamin E intake, school performance and exercise. Told not to alter their eating or activity habits, the teens were divided into three groups according to their activity level: mild (<500 metabolic equivalent minutes per week), moderate (500–2,500 MET/min/week) or active (>2,500 MET/min/week). Blood samples were collected at regular, consistent intervals; VO2max was evaluated; total antioxidant capacity was measured; vitamin E levels were estimated (using fasting serum samples); waist-hip ratios were determined; and school records were obtained by the study leaders.
After analyzing the combined data, researchers published an article in BMC
Pediatrics, stating that “physical activity should be promoted during and
after school hours, along with a healthy balanced diet including vitamin E”
(2019; 19 ). More specifically, the authors…
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