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In New Alzheimer's Studies, Lab Tests Show Vitamin E And Other Antioxidants Preventing Brain Cell Death

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August 28, 1998
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In laboratory tests, vitamin E prevented the death of brain cells exposed to a toxic protein found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, it was reported here today (Aug. 27). The protein, amyloid beta peptide (AB), is the major constituent of the senile plaques found in Alzheimer brains, and it generates oxygen free radicals that attack and kill brain cells.

BOSTON, Aug. 27--In laboratory tests, vitamin E prevented the death of brain cells exposed to a toxic protein found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, it was reported here today (Aug. 27).


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