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Vitamin E Reduces Mental Decline Among Older Persons

© Ray Sahelian MD

The following is one in an ongoing series of columns entitled Mind Boosters by Ray Sahelian MD. View all columns in series
Ray Sahelian A study of more than 6,000 persons ages 65 and older showed that a high intake of vitamin E from foods and/or dietary supplements was associated with reduced memory loss and other cognitive decline.

The study, which began in 1993, measured changes in cognitive function of individuals in an entire residential community of older persons. The study, conducted over a three-year period, surveyed participants about their usual diet including their use of vitamin supplements. Participants' cognitive function was measured through a series of performance exams including the testing of recollection of details from a lengthy story.

Martha Morris, ScD, principal author of the study and assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, presented details of her findings in Washington at the World Alzheimer's Congress 2000 on July 11, 2000.

"This study is important because most of the previous research has focused on antioxidant nutrients as treatment therapy in persons who already have Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. There is limited study on whether dietary intake of antioxidant nutrients can protect against the disease from ever occurring," said Morris.

Los Angeles physician Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of the newly published book Mind Boosters: A Guide to Natural Supplements That Enhance Your Mind, Memory, and Mood (St. Martins Press, $14.95, 2000), says, "I recommend my patients take between 30 and 200 international units of Vitamin E a day, along with 100 to 250 mg of vitamin C. Although people do not notice an immediate effect on memory from taking antioxidants, these vitamins serve as insurance. You pay your monthly fee now, but you earn the benefits years later."

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Ray Sahelian, M.D., is a popular and respected physician who has been seen on numerous television programs including NBC Today, Dateline NBC, and CNN, and quoted by countless major magazines such as Newsweek He is the bestselling author of Mind Boosters, Natural Sex Boosters, and ...more
 
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