Older adults may benefit from taking certain forms of vitamin E, as they may lower the risk of memory disorders, reports Science Daily.
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Perugia focused on α-tocopherol, a single form of vitamin E that is commonly used in supplements.
For eight years, the researchers worked with 140 older adults who were 65 years old and above and found that high levels of vitamin E helped protect the participants from cognitive impairment. Other forms such as γ-tocopherol, β-tocotrienol, and total tocotrienols also boosted this brain benefit.
Vitamin E can be found in tofu, nuts, spinach, avocados, broccoli, squash, fish, and shellfish.
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