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Vitamin E may delay decline in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s Disease

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Posted in Medicine on 5th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM by AlexMuller

New research suggests that alpha tocepherol (fat-soluble Vitamin E and antioxidant), may slow functional decline; problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling, in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease and decrease caregiver burden.

 
Vitamin E did not show delay of cognitive or memory deterioration in the research.
 
“Since the cholinesterase inhibitors [galantamine, donepezil, rivastigmine], we have had very little to offer patients with mild-to-moderate dementia,” said Mary Sano, PhD, trial co-investigator, and professor in the department of psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and director of research at the James J. Peters Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Bronx, New York. “This trial showed that vitamin E delays progression of functional decline by 19% per year, which translates into 6.2 months benefit over placebo.”
 
The clinical trial investigators believe vitamin E can be recommended as a treatment strategy, based on the double-blind randomized controlled trial.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Vitamin E is definitely worth trying. This is not like one of new drugs that are expensive and could have side effects - it has been in consumption already. The trials also look promising Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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People are also sceptical about all new data in this field and very small improvements suggested by the trials like in this case. Who is going to benefit, patient or a drug company?
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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I think that extending health even a little bit is an important and significant advance Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Currently there are no drug treatments available that can provide a cure for Alzheimer's disease- only medicines that can improve symptoms, or temporarily slow down their progression, in some people. It is important to keep the research going Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are incurable and ultimately leave people needing full-time care as brain function wastes away. There is growing concern that some countries will simply not cope with the growing burden of dementia. More research is definitely needed
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Yes, G8 also called on the World Health Organization to identify dementia as "an increasing threat to global health" and to help countries adapt to the dementia timebomb. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Yes, these people need lots of care as dementia damages memory, language, mental agility, understanding and judgement. It gets worse with time and eventually people are left completely dependent on carers Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Dementia is a serious disease and the predicted numbers are alarming. Like with cancer, research needs more funding Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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We all know that people are living longer and that dementia sufferers will increase as a consequence. The predictions that it will increase 3x is alarming. Time to put lots of resources into this - anything that helps is welcome! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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Recently, some important findings were reported. Using high-resolution functional MRI researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-05
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I agree. It is promising that this new imaging method, a high-resolution form of functional magnetic resonance imaging, could also be used to assess potential new drug treatments at early stages of the disease Reply
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