Skip to comments.Alzheimer's study: Vitamin E may slow decline in mild, moderate dementia
Posted on 12/31/2013 8:36:51 PM PST by Innovative
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease -- the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living skills, such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation, by about six months over a two-year period.
Vitamin E did not preserve thinking abilities, though, and it did no good for patients who took it with another Alzheimer's medication. But those taking vitamin E alone required less help from caregivers -- about two fewer hours each day than some others in the study.
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Sounds like adding vitamin E to your daily routing would be a good New Year's resolution.
I tend to believe in things that may help, but definitely don't hurt.
“There are many forms, and the study tested a synthetic version of one — alpha-tocopherol — at a pharmaceutical grade and strength, 2,000 international units a day.”
Cholesterol may affect Alzheimer’s, UC Davis study says
“Unhealthy patterns of cholesterol could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease in the same way that such patterns contribute to heart disease, according to a new study from UC Davis.
The scientists didn’t study the mechanism behind this link, but they said that getting a handle on your cholesterol levels can appear to improve your brain’s health later in life.”
Great , now you can be completely lucid as you die from the lung cancer secondary to Vitamin E use.
WTH? Aricept and two or three others most definitely work (across a sample of subjects, but not for every individual).
Be careful, vitamin E is also a blood thinner.
But wait! We were told last week that vitamin supplements have absolutely no medicinal value. We’ve also been told that marijuana does have medicinal value. I’m so confused. I’d better go take a megadose of vitamin E.
Using Vit E, which is the master vit your body needs, 400 units per day, is a maintenance dose. It has been recommended for Fibro Cystic Breast Disease for several decades. Bunch of bull feathers. I take 1,000 units per day for it, and not one ounce of pain has been let up. Give it a few years and researchers will find it does not work after all. OH, And
you must stop for 1 day if you take the higher dose, you can OD on it otherwise.
Vots/Mins and herbs have side effects so make sure you know what they are Before you start using them.
Now what we need is a good natural bone regrowth formula, women can start taking in their 30’s to prevent OP. Because the drugs don’t work and have horrible side effects. Foreto comes in a diabetic style pen. Med is cheap, needles are not. Daily shot, promises up to 9% bone regrowth if you can get past all the side effects that the other drugs like Fosamax have. When your 18 month course of it is done, any gain you made starts to REVERSE itself and they shove you back on one of the other OP side effect riddled drugs.
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