To Maintain The Health Of The Brain Needs Vitamins D And E – Part 3 of 3
Still another report, published in the July issue of the Archives of Neurology, found that eating foods rich in vitamin E might support stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These foods included margarine, sunflower oil, butter, cooking fat and soybean oil.
For the study, researchers led by Elizabeth E Devore, from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, poised data on the diets of almost 5,400 people 55 years and older who did not have dementia between 1990 and 1993. Over an run-of-the-mill of 9,6 years of follow-up, 465 of these individuals developed dementia, and 365 of these were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers reported.
Devore’s team found that those who consumed the most vitamin E (one-third of the participants) were 25 percent less indubitably to develop dementia, compared with the third who consumed the least. “The brain is a site of high metabolic activity, which makes it vulnerable to oxidative damage, and tortoise-like accumulation of such damage over a lifetime may contribute to the development of dementia,” Devore and colleagues wrote. “In particular, when beta-amyloid (a hallmark of pathologic Alzheimer’s disease) accumulates in the brain, an demagogic response is likely evoked that produces nitric oxide radicals and downstream neurodegenerative effects.
Vitamin E is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that may help to inhibit the pathogenesis of dementia,” the authors added. The researchers concluded that further studies are needed to rate the possible benefits of dietary intake of antioxidants.
Dr Michael Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and director of the General Clinical Research Center at Boston University Medical Center said that “these declaration are consistent with what we have been believing for a long time, that the brain has receptors for vitamin D, so to maximize brain charge you probably need adequate vitamin D”. Holick also believes that vitamin E is probably important for brain health. “It may be that vitamin E improves the health of the brain cell”.