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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.
一名伊朗猶太長者去年十一月二十八日走在伊朗德黑蘭的一處伊朗猶太長者照護中心內的一間阿茲海默症病患專屬病房。

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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)

研究顯示,每天吃維他命E,可能有助失智症患者。《美國醫學會期刊》(JAMA)的研究發現,輕度到中度的阿茲海默症患者,吃高劑量的維他命E,衰退速度比服用安慰劑的人慢。

美國研究人員說,他們可執行每日工作的時間較長,需要照護者提供的協助也較少。

在這份研究中,六百一十三名輕度到中度的阿茲海默症患者不是每天服用維他命E,治療失智症的藥物「美曼停」,合併使用維他命E與美曼停,就是服用安慰劑。

在平均兩年時間內,評估他們執行洗衣或穿衣等日常任務能力的改變。這份研究發現,接受維他命E的參與者,相較於接受安慰劑者,功能性減緩的速度較慢,每年降低百分之十九。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. dose n.

劑量 (ji4 liang4)

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

(標籤註明:「每天吃三次,每次一劑量。」

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.

(自從她開始接受治療後,健康有慢慢改善。)

3. decline n.

衰退 (shuai1 tui4)

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

(這個黨的民調支持度下滑。)


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