A combination of different vitamin E forms could help prevent
cognitive deterioration in advanced age, according to the results of a
study from Sweden.
Published this week in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the findings suggest that it is multiple components of the vitamin that could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
“The study found that subjects with higher blood levels of all the vitamin E family forms had a reduced risk of developing AD, compared to subjects with lower levels. After adjusting for various confounders, the risk was reduced by 45-54 percent, depending on the vitamin E component,” said the researchers.
These findings support the hypothesis that vitamin E’s protective activity seems to be related to the combination of different forms, rather than ?-tocopherol alone.
«Our findings need to be confirmed by other studies, but they open up for the possibility that the balanced presence of different vitamin E forms can have an important neuroprotective effect.»