Vitamin B12 May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study shows that vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, adding more evidence to the scientific debate about whether the vitamin is effective in reducing the risk of memory loss.

The study found that, “for each micromolar increase in the concentration of homocysteine, the risk of Alzheimer’s disease increased by 16 percent, whereas each picomolar increase in concentration of the active form of vitamin B12 reduced risk by two percent.”

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Sources:
ScienceDaily
American Academy of Neurology

Swati Patel, VERTICES intern

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