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article imageResearch: Vitamin E is critical against Alzheimer's disease

By E. Hector Corsi     Apr 10, 2013 in Health
New research shows Vitamin E can fight Alzheimer's disease , and that Vitamin E levels can diagnose Alzheimer's.
You must get enough of this important vitamin to prevent the illness.
New exciting research shows that it’s possible to prevent Alzheimer’s with Vitamin E. The more Vitamin E you have in your blood, the better. Your Vitamin E levels will predict if you will get Alzheimer's.
A new study shows that measuring Vitamin E levels of different forms of this vitamin can help you detect if you have Alzheimer's(AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and if you will develop Alzheimer's if you already have mild MCI.
Dr. Francesca Mangialasche and her colleagues at the Department of the Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, at the Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm, Sweden and the Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, at the University of Perugia, in Perugia, Italy, have shown that the different forms of Vitamin E combined with an MRI exam can predict if your cognitive problems are due to Alzheimer’s or MCI. Patients with Alzheimer’s had lower levels of vitamin E. The study was published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, and shows that you need all the different forms of Vitamin E, meaning different tocopherols and tocotrienols.
Recent research also shows that you need different forms of Vitamin E to obtain neurological protection as well as good health. Your supplements must contain beta-tocopherol, and you should try to avoid too much alpha-tocopherol. This study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Furthermore, if you have low levels of tocopherols and tocotrienols, then you have increased odds of having Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment.
You can obtain the important Vitamin E compounds from natural sources such as almonds, walnuts, and wheat germ, and from supplements that contain all of the Vitamin E forms, including beta-tocopherol and tocotrienols.
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