Research confirms that foods rich in Vitamin E help boost brain function and maintain memory as one ages if consumed on a regular basis.
Published in the journal Experimental Gerontology, this Finnish study found that, 'elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels.'
This study was conducted on a sample of 140 Finnish people who were over 65 years and had no memory impairment. The sample was observed for a period of eight years; researchers discovered that it was possible to protect people from memory disorders with higher total serum levels of vitamin-E.
The research took into consideration factors like Ageing, Dementia and extensive Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Till now, studies linking Vitamin E and memory disorders, focused only on 'tocopherol'- a single form of Vitamin D; but as per this latest study, all eight different forms of Vitamin E - tocopherols and tocotrienols have antioxidant properties.
Commenting on this finding, researchers at University of Eastern Finland stated that:
"our results show that the entire vitamin E family plays a role in memory processes. Measuring the levels of vitamin E from serum is the most reliable way to determine whether they are sufficiently high."
So go ahead and maintain your memory as you age; and stock up on foods like spinach, almonds, fish and olive oil for that must-have dose of Vitamin-E
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