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Vitamin E found to be effective in reducing risk of Alzheimer’s

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According to a recent health research report published on www.sciencedaily.com, risk of Alzheimer’s disease in the advanced age decreases if the amount of Vitamin E in the blood is more. This shows that cognitive deterioration in elderly can easily be prevented with the help of Vitamin E.

This research has been done in Sweden and was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was led by Dr. Francesca Mangialasche and wad conducted at the Aging Research Center in Stockholm in association with Perugia university’s Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

www.esciencenews.com also reported that the study was conducted with 232 subjects who were more than 80 years. When the study began the subjects did not have any signs of dementia but in the course for 6 years almost 57 cases of Alzheimer’s disease were found.

Dr. Francesca exclaimed that they “hypothesized that all the vitamin E family members could be important in protecting against AD. If confirmed, this result has implications for both individuals and society; as 70 percent of all dementia cases in the general population occur in people over 75 years of age and the study suggests a protective effect of vitamin E against AD in individuals aged 80+.”

Good sources of Vitamin E include spinach, almonds, eggs, nuts, milk, seeds and wholegrain foods.

Celebrities who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease include former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Charlton Heston.

Find out more about Alzheimer’s disease.

Images: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/552987, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1070357

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