Vitamin E critical during first 1,000 days

Adequate vitamin E is essential during a 1,000-day window that begins at conception, says a US researcher.

It's important all of your life, but the most compelling evidence is about the first months, says says Dr Maret Traber, who has published review of several studies.

"Vitamin E is critical to neurologic and brain development that can only happen during that period. It's not something you can make up for later."

However, the intake of most people is insufficient, says researcher Dr Traber, a professor in the