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Vitamin E May Be Effective Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

There's no cure and there's no effective treatment for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  But a recent study is offering a promising new method of slowing the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's.  The Department of Veteran's Affairs sponsored the study, which involved more than 600 veterans who were given high doses of vitamin E.  According to the Associated Press, this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.   Dr. Tae Joon Lee is the Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatric Fellowship Director at ECU's Brody School of Medicine.  He's not directly involved with the study, but he is familiar with the treatment method and the risks of administering vitamin E in high doses.

For more information on the study, click: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1810379

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.