Vitamins plus ibuprofen may ward off Alzheimer's

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  1. Dark Knight

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    For patients at high risk of Alzheimer's disease, taking a combination of vitamins E and C plus ibuprofen significantly reduces their risk, results of a longitudinal study suggest.

    Specifically, the combination seems to benefit people who carry a variant of the gene for apolipoprotein, APOE-4, which is known to put them at high risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

    "We found that for people at low risk, taking vitamin C and E alone is sufficient to further reduce their risk," Dr. Majid Fotuhi told Reuters Health. "But for those with (APOE-4), the combination exerts a synergistic benefit."

    As to what dose of ibuprofen to use, Fotuhi urges caution, since the drug can lead to stomach ulcers. He recommends a dose no higher than 100 milligrams per day.

    He is so encouraged by these findings that he has patented a combination pill containing vitamins C and E, ibuprofen, and "a small amount of omega-3 fatty acid."

    Much more at link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060407/hl_nm/vitamins_alzheimers_dc&printer=1

     
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  3. Anniegirl

    Anniegirl Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the

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    WOW.. this is interesting -- i take many supplements- im totally 'vitaminzed" hehe.. but only take ibuprofen for cramps , etc. and 100 mg of ibupropfen? the tabs i have are 600 mg- have to figure how to cut that baby in sixth..:eek:
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the link! :blowkiss:

    anyone know the name of the combo pill as stated here? I couldn't find it when i googled....

    "He is so encouraged by these findings that he has patented a combination pill containing vitamins C and E, ibuprofen, and "a small amount of omega-3 fatty acid."
     

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