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Does an increase in vitamin E help those with Parkinson's?

1 answer | Last updated: Jan 17, 2012
A fellow caregiver asked...

Does an increase in vitamin E really offer help to those with Parkinson's Disease?


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A fellow caregiver answered...

Although there has been much interest in vitamin E for multiple neurodegenerative diseases, there is not compelling data to suggest that there a role for vitamin E in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Further, there is not good data to support a role of vitamin E in slowing the disease progression. There were several reports of vitamin E slowing or preventing parkinsonism in animal models of PD, but human studies did not replicate these findings.