B Vitamins May Slow Onset of Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of Oxford studied the effects of vitamin B supplements on people over the age of 70 who were experiencing mild cognitive impairment. The study gave half of the participants a daily B vitamin combo (folic acid, B-12, and B-6) and the other half a placebo. After two years, brain atrophy in the group who took B vitamins was 53 percent lower than those taking the placebo, suggesting a link between dementia and B vitamin deficiency. Sixteen percent of people over the age of 70 suffer from mild cognitive impairment and 50 percent of those develop Alzheimer’s. The study suggests taking a daily vitamin B supplement may help slow cognitive decline. More here.

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