Vitamin E may slow declines in early Alzheimer’s research shows

12/31/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – A new study shows that vitamin E may help slow declines in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. As reported by Reuters, researchers found that taking vitamin E during the disease’s early stages slowed declines in the ability of patients to perform basic tasks by approximately 6 months according to the study.

Patients for the study were recruited between August 2007 and March 2012, with participants being assigned to one of four groups randomly. Participants in one of the groups were given 2,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin E daily, which is a larger dose than that generally found in multivitamins.

Dr. Maurice Dysken, who is lead author and former director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, is quoted by Reuters as stating, “It will be very interesting to see to what extent this will change practice… I think it will, but we’ll have to see how people in the field such as providers view the findings and patients too.”

The study findings have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – New York Health News

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