CBS News - "Vitamin E May Slow Functional Decline For Some Alzheimer's Patients"

 – December 31, 2013  –– 

Taking vitamin E supplements may delay declines in daily functioning experienced by patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reveals. The research, which will be published on Jan. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that patients who took vitamin E daily were able to stave off annual declines in functioning by about 19 percent longer when it came to performing tasks like shopping and traveling, compared to people who took placebos. “Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating disease that costs individuals quite a bit in quality of life and costs us all in terms of economic expenses," study author Mary Sano, PhD, a professor in the department of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told CBS News. ”Finding good treatments and cures is very important.” Learn more