Can Vitamin B Improve Memory and Stave Off Cognitive Decline?

Can Vitamin B Improve Memory and Stave Off Cognitive Decline?

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Vitamin B - Wikimedia Commons photoForgot where you left your keys? The name of your neighbor’s kid? Whether you locked the car?

Anyone looking for an easy way to boost brain power is likely to come across an increasingly common piece of advice: Up your intake of B vitamins.

The vitamins — including folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 — are often touted as a way to improve memory and stave off cognitive decline. The claims are based on the finding that levels of the vitamin are low in people with various forms of cognitive impairment, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

(READ the story in the LA Times)

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