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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.
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  • severio nesich

    president obama save our social security THIS PANEL YOU SELECTED TO STUDY SOCIAL SECURITY ARE BAD PEOPLE, THEY WANT TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY , PLEASE REJECT THEM , SAVE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY , AND WAS BAD TIME TO GO IN VACATION FOR 10 DAYS ,WENT THE COUNTRY IS IN SO MUCH TROUBLE, AND MY COMPLAIN TO YOU COME FROM A DEMOCRAT , I BEING DEMOCRAT ALL MY LIFE. SO BETTER LISTEN TO ME, TO US, SAVE SOCIAL SRCURITY. THANKS

  • Marilyn

    What a helluva time for Egg Recall. Think about it.

  • Norman

    Drats, I forgot what I was gonna say. Severio, You sure gotta a way with words. Hang in there.Will this effect the supply of powdered eggs too? Just wondering.

  • Norman

    Kate8, help me out here, can you?

  • Ray Burke, Houston TX

    And I thought all the egg heads worked for the government.

  • http://gmail i41

    With eggs being cased in April and trucked for thousand of miles, I say the experation date came and went. What brained dead, egg headed idoits caused the problem with food distribution problems. It is all the agency moron that are created, EPA, FDA, Dept. of AG., union labor, and of course the nanny state socialist democrats and their wanting total government control of even private property. This marxist muslim moron bastard and his communist bevy of lawyers are planning on taking over private property with our going through the Congress. As for democrat seniors, another presidental democrat canidate introduced a bill. To take a percentage of your federal withholding, to put into a fund, for paying off the federal debt waste. Idoits that put this bunch of sorry jackasses in office for years. Sure proved what group the socialist democrats stand for, total government control and a dictatorship. Name one damned program the socialist democrats created that has went broke and ever stayed in budget.

  • Anthony

    @ Bob Livingston – I’m trying to find the weblink I used to have, which discussed the herb growing in India/Pakistan region and is still popular amongst the people there.

    It is said to be the herb that Poets used to help them recite hundreds of stanzas from memory – not crib notes… sometimes leading them into the next day before they were done.

    Do you remember the name of that herb?
    Some scientists feel it could help cure alzheimers.
    And, of course, the FDA is trying to suppress access to having it shipped inside the USA.

  • dan az

    Did you see where the test were done? the problem I see is they never stopped smoking the hemp.

  • steve

    Cool. So our new challenge is how we can increase uptake of B-vitamins by government officials?

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