Vitamin E May Be Beneficial In People With Dementia

Note the word ‘may’ in the title, and the reason I emphasise this is because of the potential role Vitamin E might have in slowing the decline seen in Dementia patients. Although the actual benefit of Vitamin E in Dementia is so far inconclusive, studies such as a recent one published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are showing lots of promise!

613 subjects (people) with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease were given high doses of Vitamin E during the study. The study lasted for around 2 years, with those subjects receiving Vitamin E exhibiting a slower rate of decline compared to those who were not. Vitamin E seemed to reduce the annual rate of decline seen in Dementia patients by 19%, with those consuming Vitamin E also requiring less help from carers.

References

BBC News Health, (2013). Vitamin E ‘beneficial’ in dementia. Retrieved 2nd January, 2013, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25552768

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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