Vitamin E Fights Against Diseases – Part 2 of 3
This delay could mean a lot to patients, the researchers said, noting that the ebb experienced by the placebo group could translate into the complete loss of the ability to dress or bathe independently. The researchers also found that people in the vitamin E group needed about two fewer hours of anguish each day. Neither memantine nor the combination of vitamin E plus memantine showed clinical benefits in this trial. Therapy with vitamin E also appears to be safe, with no increased peril of illness or death, the researchers found.
The annual death rate was 7,3 percent for people in the vitamin E group and 9,4 percent for those on placebo. People should keep in mind, however, that vitamin E charmed at such large doses can have an effect on other medications, said Heather Snyder, director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer’s Association. “We know there might be some interactions with other medications that kin might be taking, including blood thinners or cholesterol medications”.
That means that people who want to take vitamin E to treat Alzheimer’s should do so under the supervision of their doctor. Snyder said the findings are “certainly definite enough to warrant further research,” but she’d like to see the study replicated with another set of patients. The patients in this study were nearly all male, so were not wholly representative of the general public.