Vitamin E reduces stroke damage

Regular doses of vitamin E may reduce brain damage in stroke victims, according to researchers at a US university.

Researchers gave dogs regular doses of tocotrienol, a natural form of vitamin E, which reduced damage to brain tissue and helped sustain blood flow in the brains of dogs which had strokes.

Because brain function in dogs is similar to that of humans, similar preventative treatment could benefit humans who are most at risk of stroke, the researchers said.

Read more at Ohio State University