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Vitamin E May Offer Benefits for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

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  • At present, an estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. In the next 20 years, it is projected that Alzheimer's will affect one in four Americans
  • A recent study found that 2,000 IUs of vitamin E per day helped delay the loss of function, such as planning and organizing, in Alzheimer’s patients
  • It’s important to realize that modern medicine has very little to offer in terms of treatment, so prevention is paramount
  • Research suggests the best hope is in prevention focusing on diet, exercise, and staying mentally active
  • Avoiding fructose and gluten appears to be of critical importance, as is making sure you’re getting plenty of healthful fats. Fasting can also be beneficial for the prevention of Alzheimer’s

By Dr. Mercola

Memory loss is so common among Westerners, many write it off as an inevitable fact of aging. Alzheimer's disease, a severe form of dementia, is also on the rise, now affecting an estimated 5.4 million Americans.1 Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that develops slowly and gets progressively worse.


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