B vitamins may help patients with mild cognitive impairment

09/8/2010 | Reuters

High doses of vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid beat placebo in slowing the rate of brain shrinkage by up to 50% per year in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a British study. The researchers said B vitamins help control levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood that is associated with Alzheimer's disease risk.

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