This study evaluated the relationship between blood levels of vitamin E and mental (cognitive) function. Blood levels of vitamin E were investigated in 168 patients with Alzheimer’s disease, 166 people with mild cognitive impairment (a precursor to Alzheimer’s dementia) and 187 participants with normal mental function. It appeared that low blood levels of vitamin E were associated with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, thus demonstrating the important role of this vitamin for mental health. Further details can be found in the study.
Francesca Mangialasche, Weili Xu, Miia Kivipelto, Emanuela Costanzi, Sara Ercolani, Martina Pigliautile, Roberta Cecchetti, Mauro Baglioni, Andrew Simmons, Hilkka Soininen, Magda Tsolaki, Iwona Kloszewska, Bruno Vellas, Simon Lovestone, Patrizia Mecocci, AddNeuroMed Consortium