Vitamin E may help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, study finds.

 

Vitamin E may help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, study finds.

Vitamin E may help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, study finds.

A new study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and published in the JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association, found that people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on a daily dose of vitamin E had a slower functional decline than people on placebo by about six months on average.

Vitamin E did not delay cognitive or memory deterioration, however. Instead, it seemed to temporarily protect something many patients consider especially valuable: their ability to perform daily activities like putting on clothes and feeding themselves. The study found that these patients on high dose of vitamin E were able to carry out everyday tasks for longer and needed less help from caregivers.

In the study, 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease received either a daily dose of vitamin E (also known as alpha tocopherol), a dementia drug treatment known as memantine, a combination of both, or placebo. Launched in August 2007 the study finished in September 2012 at 14 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Vitamin E is naturally found in food such as tofu, spinach, nuts, avocado, sunflower seeds, avocados, shellfish, fish, plant oils, etc.

Even though in this study, high-dose vitamin E appeared safe, the Alzheimer’s Society said the dosage was very high and might not be safe.

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