Vitamin E helps in Alzheimer’s

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Daily supplements of vitamin E can slow functional decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease, research has found.

Over a period of 2.3 years, patients with mild to moderate symptoms who took the supplements experienced an annual 19 per cent reduction in the extent to which Alzheimer’s affected their daily lives.

The effect amounted to a “clinically meaningful” delay in worsening ability to deal with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals and travelling of 6.2 months, according to the US study authors.

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