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Vitamin B is hailed as ’revolutionary’ in fight against Alzheimer’s

A recent, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study undertaken by researchers at Oxford University, has found a potential weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, by using B vitamins.

The ground-breaking trial, involving 270 pensioners, was carried out over a two-year period and achieved extremely promising results. High doses of vitamins B6, B9 (folic acid) and B12 were given to half of those taking part in the trial and the other half took a dummy pill containing no active ingredients.

The study focused on measuring levels of homocysteine in the body, which is made naturally, but which, at high levels, can be potentially damaging. It has, for some time now, been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as a number of other degenerative diseases.

The study suggested that reducing levels of homocysteine, via supplementation of B vitamins, may reduce the risk of brain atrophy. Accelerated rate of brain atr....

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