Daily Vitamin B Pill Could Help Alzheimer’s
A simple vitamin B tablet could help stave off Alzheimer’s Disease. The more science discovers about disease issues, the more they find that nutrition is a key!
“The tablet, containing high doses of B vitamins and folic acid, reduced memory decline by 70 per cent in some elderly people. It also halved the rate of brain shrinkage in some patients – a physical symptom associated with forgetfulness that can lead to full blown Alzheimer’s disease. More than 800,000 people in Britain suffer from dementia and the number is forecast to double within a generation, but previous drug trials have been unsuccessful. In future people could be tested for vitamin B levels in middle age and alter their diet to boost their chances of remaining healthy, researchers said. A full scale national trial to establish whether the breakthrough can actually delay the slide into Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is expected to begin within the next year. Dr. Celeste de Jager of Oxford University, who led the trial, said the trial had ‘definitively’ shown that the vitamins were a good way of preventing mental decline. Speaking at the British Science Festival, she said: ‘A lot of the time brain changes start in your forties and fifties before you get clinical symptoms. I would think that in middle age people should start thinking about their vitamin levels.'”