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Articles April 2014 Issue

What You Need to Know About Vitamin E and Alzheimer’s

Latest findings don’t mean most people should take supplements.

Do recent hopeful headlines about vitamin E and Alzheimer’s disease mean you should run out and buy vitamin E supplements? Not unless you or a loved one already has mild to moderate Alzheimer’s—and even then the experts are split. The latest findings, from a study of 613 mostly male veterans at 14 VA hospitals across the country, focused on slowing the progression of the disease, not preventing it in the first place.

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