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Alzheimer’s and Vitamin E

Can vitamin E slow Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression? According to a new double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that alpha tocopherol (2000IU/d vitamin E) reduced the rate of functional decline in 561 patients with mild to moderate AD. In the vitamin E group, the delay in clinical progression of AD was translated to 19% per year compared with placebo or a delay of approximately… Read more »

liver disease drug may slow progression of parkinson’s disease

Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience are hopeful that new research (published in Brain) may lead to a group of drugs that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. One of the major hypotheses for brain cell death in Parkinson’s is the malfunctioning of the mitochondria. The drug studied by the researchers at the Sheffield Institute includes compounds targeted to correct the… Read more »

slowing Parkinson’s progression: a research update

alpha-synuclein is a protein encoded by the SNCA gene. Although we are still not certain of what it does, we do know it makes up Lewy Bodies, clusters of proteins that are a pathological hallmark of Parkinson’s disease and other dementias (lewy body dementias). It is thought that in Parkinson’s disease, the variability in alpha-synuclein gene produces either too much alpha-synuclein protein… Read more »