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Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Some research has suggested that vitamin E and selenium supplements might lower the risk for Alzheimer's disease, but a new long-term trial has found no evidence that they will. The study began as a randomized clinical trial in 2002 testing the supplements for the prevention of prostate cancer.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This trial was highly unlikely to successful from the outset. Simple-minded hypothesis was that free radicals cause Alzheimer’s. Even less likely that these agents would enter into the brain. Chalk it up to another of the failed Alzheimer’s trials. Your taxpayer dollars at work.

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