Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

B Vitamins May Support Brain Health In Seniors

August 27, 2010 by  

B vitamins may support brain health in seniorsCognitive decline is one of the most serious conditions faced by aging seniors. It can rob them of their memory and ability to perform day-to-day tasks independently.

However, a new study has found that seniors may be able to reduce the risk of experiencing cognitive decline through proper nutrition. A diet rich in B vitamins, in particular, may support healthy brain function.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco collected blood samples from 1,800 men and women between the ages of 60 and 101, and tested their levels of B vitamins. These include vitamins B6, B12 and folate. They then gave participants tests designed to measure their mental ability.

They found that seniors who had the highest levels of B vitamins in their blood scored the best on measures of cognitive ability. The association was strongest with higher levels of folate.

Additionally, participants who had low levels of the nutrients were more likely to show signs of mood disorders. Researchers said that this can be a significant contributing factor to cognitive decline in the elderly.
ADNFCR-1961-ID-19927346-ADNFCR

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “B Vitamins May Support Brain Health In Seniors”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.