Summary of UC Berkeley health findings

1. Should anyone still take Vitamin E?

” Bottom line: Get your vitamin E from food, not supplements. The supplements have not proved beneficial, and may even be risky. Most people can benefit from a basic multivitamin/mineral supplement, which usually supplies the RDA for vitamin E.”

2. Regular walking may stimulate the brain, 2 new studies suggest. Older people who had memory problems started walking briskly and doing other moderate aerobic activities for 50 minutes 3 times a week for 6 months, and were encouraged to continue for the next year.

They experienced modest improvements in memory that persisted for 18 months.