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Vitamin E and selenium may not lower risk of dementia

In the journals Much research has shown that oxidative stress plays a key role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. As a result, antioxidant supplements like vitamin E and selenium have been proposed to prevent dementia. Yet a new study on older men published online March 20, 2017, by JAMA Neurology found no evidence they can help. …

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