Research undertaken by the Mayo Clinic and the University of California has found that people with diabetes are more likely to be affected by vascular disease, a condition that affects blood flow in brain vessels causing dementia . It also revealed that people who suffer from dementia but do not have diabetes are affected by brain plaque deposits, which are generally found in Alzheimer patients.
The findings, which were presented to the Alzheimers Association International Conference, and published in Archives of Neurology, revealed that those with dementia but not diabetes can help alleviate the former by taking a large amount of vitamin E in their meals, as this guards the brain against oxidative stress, which causes Alzheimers.
This means that people who suffer from vascular dementia due to diabetes can check the same if they take preventive steps against diabetes. The research took blood samples from 211 people with dementia and 403 without dementia, and compared the ratio of two dissimilar types of amyloid beta proteins in blood.
The study, which was conducted on more than 5,300 people aged 55 years and older without dementia, also found that taking four particular antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, beta carotene and flavanoids, can help to improve the function of the memory.

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