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Vitamin E Repairs Nerve Damage in Mice

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Posted on Oct 11, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Results of a recent study carried out on mice suggest that vitamin-E may help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Japanese researchers found that it was possible to reverse the effects of a neurodegenerative disease in the animals simply by giving them doses of alpha-Tocopherol (vitamin-E).

Results of a recent study carried out on mice suggest that vitamin-E may help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Japanese researchers found that it was possible to reverse the effects of a neurodegenerative disease in the animals simply by giving them doses of alpha-Tocopherol (vitamin-E). A growing body of evidence is suggesting that oxidative stress could be responsible for neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Thus, a potent antioxidant such as vitamin-E may help to prevent these diseases, say researchers. Dr Richard Harvey, director of research for the Alzheimer's Society of the UK, said that the findings suggest, "That vitamin E supplements can prevent and even reverse early neurodegenerative changes that would ultimately lead to Alzheimer's disease."

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.HealthScoutNews.com on the 19th December 2001

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