: Vitamin E Helps Protect Against Memory Disorders
A joint research by Finnish and Swedish scientists has shown that the entire vitamin E family plays a role in prevention of age-related memory disorders.
The latest research by the University of Eastern Finland, Karolinska Institutet of Sweden and some other medical research institutes showed that various forms of vitamin E plays a role in memory processes, according to a report by the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat, Xinhua News reported.
The new finding came as previous studies investigating the link between vitamin E and memory disorders usually focused only on a single form of vitamin E, namely alpha-tocopherol.
According to Dr. Miia Kivipelto, director of the research from University of Eastern Finland, vitamin E exists in eight different natural forms (fat-soluble compounds) and the entire vitamin E family plays a role in protecting against memory disorders, not only alpha-tocopherol.
Kivipelto said vitamin E supplements available on the market usually contain only alpha-tocopherol, and the best sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils, nuts, green vegetables and whole grain cereals.
”A balanced diet is the best way to obtain all the eight vitamin E from food,“ said Kivipelto, adding that more varied diet and a healthier lifestyle could efficiently prevent memory disorders among the elderly.
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