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Neurological disease associated with Vitamin E

Vitamin E deficiency can lead to various neurological disorders, such as ataxia, neuropathy, and myopathy. The most well-known neurological disease associated with vitamin E deficiency is Friedreich's ataxia, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system and causes problems with movement and coordination.

In addition to Friedreich's ataxia, vitamin E deficiency has also been implicated in other neurological conditions, such as peripheral neuropathy, which is a type of nerve damage that causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands and feet. Vitamin E deficiency can also cause myopathy, which is a condition that affects the muscles and can cause muscle weakness and wasting.

The exact mechanism by which vitamin E deficiency leads to these neurological disorders is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to the antioxidant function of vitamin E. Without sufficient levels of vitamin E to protect the body's cells from oxidative damage, nerve cells and muscle cells can become damaged and dysfunctional.