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Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients
Myriam
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:02 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:


(Source: HealthDay News) - Researchers have suggested that antioxidants might help thwart Alzheimer's disease, but a new study finds that a "cocktail" of vitamins E, vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid has no effect on certain indicators of the brain disorder. The supplements may even have hastened mental decline, the researchers said.

"The benefit on oxidative stress in the brain was small and is of unclear significance," said Dr. Douglas Galasko, at the University of California (SD).

"Patients did not show cognitive improvement in this short-term study; in fact, there was a slight worsening on one test of cognition in patients who received the antioxidant combination," Galasko said.

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