Posts Tagged "b vitamins"

B vitamins found to slow progression of dementia

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

updated 9/9/2010 7:21:59 AM ET 2010-09-09T11:21:59 Share Print Font: +-LONDON — Daily tablets of large doses of B vitamins can halve the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people with memory problems and may slow their progression toward dementia, data from a British trial showed on Wednesday, Scientists from Oxford University said their two-year clinical trial was the largest to date into the effect of B vitamins on so-called “mild cognitive impairment” — a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Experts commenting on the findings said...

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Taking B vitamins may prevent vision loss

Posted on Mar 11, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Supplements reduced macular degeneration risk by a third, says large study updated 4:02 p.m. ET, Mon., Feb. 23, 2009 CHICAGO – Taking B vitamins can prevent a common type of vision loss in older women, according to the first rigorous study of its kind. It’s a slight redemption for vitamin supplements, which have suffered recent blows from research finding them powerless at preventing disease. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people 65 and older, with nearly 2 million Americans in the advanced stage of the condition. It causes a layer of the...

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