Vitamin E effect on mice may help understand ageing

Vitamin E effect on mice may help understand ageing
– By IANS

High doses of vitamin E in ageing male mice improved their survival and neurological performance and could help them live longer, says a study that could throw light on the ageing process. Ana Novarro and colleagues from the University of Cadiz in Spain, and Alberto Boveris and colleagues from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina used aged mice of an average life span of 61 weeks. At 28 weeks of age, half of the study뭩 300 mice were given daily supplements of vitamin E, equivalent to a dosage of about 1.2 ?2.2 grams per day in humans (a level which is as much as five times the upper limit recommended by the US national dietary guidelines). The mice that had received vitamin E supplements lived an average 85 weeks ?40 percent longer than normal.

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