This systematic review assessed the efficacy of Vitamin E in the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) and for the prevention of progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. The authors found no evidence for Vitamin E being of benefit in the treatment of AD or MCI. Future trials assessing Vitamin E treatments for AD should not be restricted to alpha-tocopherol.
Farina, N. Isaac, MG. [and] Clark, AR. [et al] (2012). Vitamin E for Alzheimer’s dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), November 14th 2012, Issue 11, No. CD002854. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].