Vitamin E may reduce chances of dementia

Doctors in one study said that in dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid plaques build up in the brain, stimulating inflammatory free radicals. Researchers thought that vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant, might inhibit this disease process. Scientists measured the diets of 5,395 people who were disease-free at the start of the study. After 10 years of follow up, compared to those who consumed the least vitamin E, those who consumed the most vitamin E were 25 percent less likely to have developed dementia.

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