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Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression
Vitamin E slows Alzheimer's progression

Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared with subjects who took placebo pills, those who took daily supplements of the antioxidant vitamin E and were followed for an average of two years and three months delayed their loss of function by a little over six months on average, a 19% improvement. And the vitamin E group's increased need for caregiver help was the lowest of several groups, including those taking the Alzheimer's drug memantine, those taking memantine...

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