Research News

June 1997 Issue

Vitamin E May Slow Alzheimer's Decline

In the never-ending search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer's Disease, researchers may have found one that delays the progression of its devastating symptoms—large doses of vitamin E. In the two-year, multi-center study, almost 350 men and women diagnosed with moderately severe Alzheimer's Disease, but still living at home, were randomly given one of four treatments daily: 10 milligrams of selegiline (Eldepryl, a Parkinson's Disease medication), 2,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin E,

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