Vitamin E impacts and protects against memory disorders.

vitamine3-150x150A new collaboration between the University of Eastern Finland, Finnish and Welfare, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Perugia has revealed that elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to be impacted by memory disorders. The study sample consisted of 140 people over 65 years and was part of the extensive Cardiovascular , Aging, and Dementia (CAIDE) study, which focuses on the association between the of cardiovascular diseases and memory disorders.

This particular study investigated the link between different forms of vitamin E and memory disorders. Vitamin E exists in eight different natural forms, tocopherols and tocotrienols, all of which have . During the eight year follow up it was found that higher total serum levels of vitamin E, and higher levels of γ-tocopherol, β-tocotrienol and total tocotrienols in particular, seemed to protect against memory disorders.

Researchers recommended measuring the level of vitamin E in anyone exhibiting memory disorders.


Francesca Mangialasche, Alina Solomon, Ingemar Kåreholt, Babak Hooshmand, Roberta Cecchetti, Laura Fratiglioni, Hilkka Soininen, Tiina Laatikainen, Patrizia Mecocci, Miia Kivipelto. Serum levels of vitamin E forms and of cognitive impairment in a Finnish cohort of . Experimental Gerontology, 2013; 48 (12): 1428 DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2013.09.006


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