Organisation - June 23, 2005

Vitamin news

A simple vitamin supplement can delay decline in memory. A Wageningen food scientist announced this at the recent international congress held by the Alzheimer’s Association in Washington. Dr Jane Durga presented a study of eight hundred subjects who took eight hundred micrograms of folic acid each day for three years. The subjects did just as well on memory tests as subjects who were five years younger, according to Durga. It is not possible to consume this amount of folic acid through a normal diet. Durga’s subjects were healthy, but had high levels of homocysteine in their blood, which might be why they absorbed too little folic acid. / WK

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