Blood levels of the vitamins and carotenoids (beta-carotene) are low in Alzheimers patients, possibly exposing brain neurons to increased oxidative damage. Alzheimers patients had low vitamin E and beta-carotene levels as compared to healthy individuals. (Zaman Z, Roche S, Fielder P et al: Plasma Concentrations of Vitamin A and E Carotenoids in Alzheimers Disease, Age & Aging 21: 91-94, 1992.)
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