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Higher vitamin E intake tied to lower dementia risk

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Topdawg13, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Topdawg13

    Topdawg13 New Member

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  2. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Concord, MA
    before people with family history of dementia start taking a bunch of vitamin E, just keep in mind that this is a lipid-soluble vitamin. Unlike Vitamin-C, which if you were Linus Pauling you could take several thousand milligrams a day and still be okay because you just pee out much of the excess, Vitamin-E can store up in your tissues and cause some health problems. Some studies suggests it will screw around with your cholesterol levels and can actually counteract the positive effects of cholesterol lowering drugs like the statins.

    Bottom line - Vitamin E is very good for you, but larger doses probably only beneficial in short-term, not long term.

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