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Vitamin E beneficial in dementia
維他命E 對失智症有益

An elderly Iranian Jewish woman walks in a room designated for Alzheimer patients at the Iranian Jewish care home for the elderly in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 28 last year.

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A daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia, research suggests. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease on high doses of vitamin E had a slower rate of decline than those given a dummy pill.

They were able to carry out everyday tasks for longer and needed less help from carers, say US researchers.

In the study, 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease received either a daily dose of vitamin E, a dementia drug treatment known as memantine, a combination of vitamin E and memantine, or placebo.

Changes in their ability to carry out everyday tasks — such as washing or dressing — were measured over an average of two years. The study found participants receiving vitamin E had slower functional decline than those receiving placebo, with the annual rate of decline reduced by 19 percent.

(Liberty Times)







1. dose n.

劑量 (ji4 liang4)

例: The label reads: “Take one dose three times a day.”


2. moderate adj.

溫和的;適度的 (wen1 he2 de5; shi4 du4 de5)

例: There has been a moderate improvement in her health since she began the treatment.


3. decline n.

衰退 (shuai1 tui4)

例: The party’s popularity has declined in the opinion polls.


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