SOURCE: Feel Good for Life

July 15, 2008 03:03 ET

Anti-Aging Supplements Vitamins C and E Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Reports on Anti-Aging Vitamins and How They Can Reduce the Risk of Dementia

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - If the incidence of Alzheimer's continues to increase at the current rate more than 81 million people worldwide will be suffering from the disease by 2040. However, according to a recent study, the risk of developing the disease may be significantly reduced by a combination of vitamins E and C and ibuprofen. provides additional information on which anti-aging supplements help Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

The current study, as reported by, found that the combination of vitamins E and C and ibuprofen is especially effective for those carrying the Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene variant known as ApoE4, which has been identified as a genetic risk factor for about 40% of those suffering from Alzheimer's. Scientists are working on being able to block the action of the gene and thereby improve treatment or, possibly, prevent Alzheimer's entirely in those for whom the cause is related to ApoE4.

However, that will be some years off. In the meantime, although the addition of ibuprofen is new, this study is not the first to demonstrate the benefits of anti-aging supplements such as vitamins C and E in battling this all too common disease.

The result of a five year study on the effects of vitamin E on Alzheimer's sufferers showed that those who took vitamin E were 26% less likely to die. Earlier research conducted by Peter Zandi of Johns Hopkins University discovered that people over 65 who had been taking vitamin E and C in combination were less likely to have Alzheimer's. Also, when he checked the study participants three or four years later, fewer people had developed Alzheimer's among those who were taking vitamins E and C than those who were not.

Other anti-aging supplements that have been linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer's include vitamin B6, B12 and folate. Anti-aging supplements that lower homocysteine levels may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, as well as several other diseases such as heart attack, stroke, depression, multiple sclerosis, menopausal symptoms, and rheumatoid arthritis.

For more information on anti-aging supplements that can help fight Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and to read more about anti-aging vitamins, visit

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