Thursday, July 08, 2010

Vitamin E and Alzheimer's disease

There has been a lot of interest in the links between Alzheimer's disease and diet over the last few years and now a new study from Sweden suggests that vitamin E could have a protective effect against the condition. A team of researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm studied 232 people who were all over 80 at the start of the study - none of the participants had Alzheimer's at this point. The levels of Vitamin E in the participants' bloodstreams were measured at the start of the study and they were followed over the next six years in which time 57 of them had developed the condition. The participants with higher blood levels of vitamin E at the start of the study had a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease compared to those with lower levels.

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