Vitamin E may slow functional decline in Alzheimer’s Disease patients

Vitamin E May Delay Decline in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease — Study Shows Benefit in Activities of Daily Living and Savings in Caregiver Time with Vitamin E – A new research suggests that alpha tocepherol, fat-soluble Vitamin E and antioxidant, may slow functional decline (problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling) in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease and decrease caregiver burden.

Alzheimer’s Disease patients may not get benefit from antioxidants

Alzheimer’s Disease patients may not get benefit from antioxidants

Clinical trial examines antioxidant effects for Alzheimer’s disease on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers – An antioxidant combination of vitamin E, vitamin C and a-lipoic acid (E/C/ALA) was not associated with changes in some cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers related to Alzheimer disease in a randomized controlled trial, revealed by researchers.

Vitamin E or metformin not effective in liver disease in children teens

Vitamin E or Metformin May Not Be Effective for Treating Liver Disease in Children and Teens – In contrast to previous preliminary data, use of vitamin E or the diabetes drug metformin was not superior to placebo on a measured outcome for treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents.

Are dietary supplements working against you?

Are dietary supplements working against you? Do you belong to the one-half of the population that frequently uses dietary supplements with the hope that it might be good for you? – Well, according to a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, there seems to be an interesting asymmetrical relationship between the frequency of dietary supplement use and the health status of individuals.

Essential oil pill prevents premenstrual syndrome PMS

Essential oil pill prevents PMS – A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), revealed by researchers in BioMed Central’s journal Reproductive Health.

Black rice a source of healthful antioxidants

Black rice, a heritage variety of the grain that feeds one-third of Earth’s population, is an inexpensive source of healthful antioxidants. – Health conscious consumers who hesitate at the price of fresh blueberries and blackberries, fruits renowned for high levels of healthful antioxidants, now have an economical alternative, scientists reported here today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Pesticides, chemicals, vitamin E linked to diabetes

New associations between diabetes, environmental factors found by novel Stanford analytic technique – Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that one should begin looking suspiciously at other aspects of life – like past exposure to certain pesticides or chemicals and even one form of vitamin E. This may lead to diabetes.

Nuts, fish, poultry and fruits reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk

Study identifies food combination associated with reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk – Individuals whose diet includes more salad dressing, nuts, fish, poultry and certain fruits and vegetables and fewer high-fat dairy products, red meats, organ meats and butter appear less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Walnuts may help fight prostate cancer

Real-world health nuts: First evidence that walnuts may help fight prostate cancer — Walnuts slow prostate tumors in mice. – Scientists in California are reporting for the first time that walnuts – already renowned as a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids that fight heart disease – reduce the size and growth rate of prostate cancer in test animals.

Green tea may help fight glaucoma and other eye diseases

New evidence that green tea may help fight glaucoma and other eye diseases — Green tea contains healthful substances that can penetrate eye tissues, raising the possibility that the tea may protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases. – Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea – renowned for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties – do penetrate into tissues of the eye.