Vitamin E Shows Decline In Alzheimer’s - John Gever

 – January 2, 2014  –– 

Taking vitamin E supplements may delay declines in daily functioning experienced by patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, a new study revealed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, published on January 1. Study co-author Mary Sano, PhD <http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/mary-sano> , Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said that study results were robust enough to warrant a recommendation that patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease start taking vitamin E supplements. She pointed out that the results, in addition to demonstrating a functional benefit for vitamin E, also indicated that it was safe, at least in terms of mortality -- in contrast to a 2005 meta-analysis <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15537682>  that suggested higher death rates for people taking vitamin E supplements.

- Dr. Mary Sano, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Professor, Psychiatry, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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