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B Vitamins may slow the march towards Alzheimer’s Disease

Daily supplementation of B vitamins slow the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people suffering from mild mental decline, and may even halt their progression towards Alzheimer’s disease.

Our brains naturally shrink as we age. But the actual rate of brain shrinkage is related to the development of dementia. 

Dementia is a disease found in increasing numbers of people. It presents itself in many different forms and ranges from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), where people experience mild memory decline, to the more debilitating forms such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Approximately 16% of elderly people over the age of 70 have MCI, and typically display a greater rate of brain shrinkage than their cognitively healthy counterparts. About half of those with MCI ultimately go on to develop ....

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