Can vitamin E delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease?

Gayatri Devi, MD
Vitamin E, like all antioxidants, is very good for brain health, and it is also great for heart health. In this video, neurologist Gayatri Devi, MD, explains which foods and supplements you can eat to get a boost of vitamin E in your diet. 
Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
In this video Robin Miller, MD reports on a trial that shows how vitamin E slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease but does not prevent it.
Dariush Mozaffarian, MD
Internal Medicine
Despite some promising early suggestions that large amounts of vitamin E might slow the progress of Alzheimer's, results from research have been disappointing. In a study of about 770 people with mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, 2,000 IU of vitamin E per day showed no benefit in slowing progression of the disease compared with a placebo. However, study participants who took vitamin E supplements were able to avoid being institutionalized longer than those who did not.

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