taking high doses of vitamin E to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease

Patients and caregivers will ask about taking high doses of vitamin E to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

This is based on recent reports in the lay press. But explain that taking vitamin E for Alzheimer's is very controversial.

Some early studies suggest that taking vitamin E 2000 IU/day modestly slows decline in patients with moderately severe Alzheimer's...but these findings haven't been replicated.

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