Alzheimer’s and Vitamin E

Can vitamin E slow Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression?

According to a new double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that alpha tocopherol (2000IU/d vitamin E) reduced the rate of functional decline in 561 patients with mild to moderate AD.

In the vitamin E group, the delay in clinical progression of AD was translated to 19% per year compared with placebo or a delay of approximately 6.2 months over the follow-up period.

… do you include VitaminE rich foods in your diet? much love.

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Reference:

Neurology Now (January 14, 2014)

Dysken, M.W. (2014). Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

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7 thoughts on “Alzheimer’s and Vitamin E

  1. hello kaitlyn….

    i am a yoga therapist who started working with parkinson’s students about 3 years ago and am so happy to have found you ….i am certified as a hatha yoga instructor as well as having certification from the APTA specifically for parkinson’s…would love to keep in touch with you regarding any new information that you find or learn about …i continue to do my own research and work with people privately in their homes as well as volunteer at a parkinson’s support group….i also teach regular yoga classes but find the most fulfillment from working with my parkinson’s clients….have seen some wonderful results from the physical practice and even more in the cognitive area where guided meditation and restorative poses have done remarkable things to help my clients have a better over all feeling about their lives and relationships….look forward to hearing more from you and learning as much as i can to help my clients….thank you…have a great day….evelyne albanese

  2. Reblogged this on peakmemory and commented:
    A couple of things worth noting. This was a strong study, using a double blind placebo controlled methodology, and it was published in a high prestige journal.
    The vitamin E did not cure Alzheimer’s disease, it slowed its progression. Not is it safe to infer from this study that taking vitamin E supplements would prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s in healthy individuals. That could be the case but the study did not test that question. The dose of Vitamin E was high (2000 IU/d of alpha tocopherol ). Vitamin E is often sold in capsules of 400 IU, so one would have to take 5 capsules to match that dose.
    Finally, this study suggest that Vitamin E is more effective than the standard acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (memantine) prescribed to Alzheimer’s patients.
    The abstract for this paper can be found at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1810379#ArticleInformation

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