Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Excess of Fat-Soluble Vitamins Could Harm

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Excess of Fat-Soluble Vitamins Could Harm

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Dear Doctor K: When I asked my doctor about supplements, she said something about water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. What is the difference? And why does it matter? ...

Dear Reader: Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water; they are packed into the watery portions of the foods you eat. Vitamin C and the B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, for example. Water- soluble vitamins have many tasks in the body.

The fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E and K. They keep many parts of your body in good repair. They are essential for bone formation; they protect your vision; and they protect your cells and DNA against damage from unstable molecules. Fat-soluble vitamins enter the bloodstream through channels in the wall of the intestine. However, because they dissolve in fat solvents and oil, but not water, they need special ways to move around the body. …

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