January 2, 2014

At Any Stage of the Disease

1 Vitamin E Megadoses Can Impede Alzheimer’s

Researchers have known for 10 years that high doses of vitamin E are beneficial to persons with late-stage Alzheimer's, but a newly-published study has found them to similarly benefit people with early, mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's. The research followed 600 Veteran's Affairs patients, nearly all male, for longer than two years, and found that vitamin E's positive effects were modest but measurable, essentially improving patients' ability to plan, organize and generally function more effectively. While in no way curative, the vitamin does seem to enhance patients' quality of life and level of personal independence. Since high vitamin E intake can be unhealthy, the dosage would depend upon the patient's overall medical condition. Why vitamin E would impact Alzheimer's is unclear.

More at Freep.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: High Blood Vitamin E Decreases Alzheimer's Risk

Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Vitamin E and Alzheimer's, Fighting Alzheimer's, Benefits of Vitamin E

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