Importance and management of micronutrient deficiencies in patients with Alzheimer's disease

Bárbara Rita Cardoso, Cristiane Cominetti, Silvia Maria Franciscato Cozzolino

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Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and it generally affects the elderly. It has been suggested that diet is an intensively modifiable lifestyle factor that might reduce the risk of AD. Because epidemiological studies generally report the potential neuronal protective effects of various micronutrients, the aim of this study was to perform a literature review on the major nutrients that are related to AD, including selenium, vitamins C and E, transition metals, vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-542
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Interventions in Aging
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Diet
  • Lipid
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Oxidative stress
  • Vitamins

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