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ISLAMABAD (Online) – A joint research by Finnish and Swedish scientists has shown that the entire vitamin E family plays a role in prevention of age related memory disorders.


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The latest research by the University of Eastern Finland Karolinska Institute of Sweden and some other medical research institutes showed that various forms of vitamin E plays a role in memory processes, according to a report by the Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat Xinhua News.

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The new finding came as previous studies investigating the link between vitamin E and memory disorders usually focused only on a single form of vitamin E namely alpha tocopherol.

According to Dr Miia Kivipelto director of the research from University of Eastern Finland vitamin E exists in eight different natural forms (fat soluble compounds) and the entire vitamin E family plays a role in protecting against memory disorders not only alpha tocopherol.

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Kivipelto said vitamin E supplements available on the market usually contain only alpha tocopherol and the best sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils nuts green vegetables and whole grain cereals.

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A balanced diet is the best way to obtain all the eight vitamin E from food, said Kivipelto adding that more varied diet and a healthier lifestyle could efficiently prevent memory disorders among the elderly.