Vitamin E does it again
According to recent preliminary research older adults may need to consume more than the recommended fifteen milligrams per day of vitamin E to help protect themselves against immune-related diseases and cancer. Vitamin E has been shown in several studies to help prevent age-related diseases such as cataracts, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and infections. Further research is needed but the Tufts scientists believe that older adults who boost their vitamin E levels from fourteen milligrams per day to two hundred milligrams per day will be able to lessen the likelihood of age related diseases. They emphasize combining a supplement with foods high in vitamin E such as plant oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, and wheat germ, in order to reach these levels.