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According to research conducted at Baylor College of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center in Houston, patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who take vitamin E, with or without a cholinesterase inhibitor, were 26% less likely to die than patients who didn't take the vitamin at all. However, the study also revealed that taking vitamin E plus a cholinesterase inhibitor may be more beneficial than taking either agent alone. Study author Valory Pavlik, PhD, stated, "Our findings show that people who took a cholinesterase inhibitor without vitamin E did not have a survival benefit."

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