Three new studies suggest that vitamins D and E might help keep our minds sharper, aid in warding off dementia, and even offer some protection against Parkinson’s disease, although much more research is needed to confirm the findings.
In one trial, British researchers tied low levels of vitamin D to higher odds of developing dementia, while a Dutch study found that people with diets rich in vitamin E had a lower risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Finally, a study released by Finnish researchers linked high blood levels of vitamin D to a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.
According to the results of another study from Sweden, a combination of different vitamin E forms could help prevent cognitive deterioration in advanced age,
Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the findings suggest that it is multiple components of the vitamin that could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.