Vitamin E supplementing slows dementia advancement

Vitamin E has repeatedly been linked with better brain function. Now a new study shows that a daily dose of vitamin E can specifically help with dementia.

A study in the journal JAMA found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a dummy pill.

In the study, 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease received either a daily dose of vitamin E, a dementia drug treatment known as memantine, a combination of vitamin E and memantine, or a placebo.

The study found participants receiving vitamin E had slower functional decline than those receiving the placebo, with the annual rate of decline reduced by 19%.

Vitamin E is found in foods such as eggs, nuts and oils.

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