B Vitamin May Provide Alzheimer's Protection

September 2004
Environmental Nutrition;Sep2004, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p1
The article focuses on the study related to vitamin B. The B vitamin niacin may prove powerful in the tight against Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline. Participants who ingested the most food niacin (22 milligrams a day) were 80% less likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who took in the least (nearly 13 milligrams), even after controlling for known risk factors. The current recommended intake for niacin is 16 milligrams a day for men and 14 for women. Good food sources include meats, legumes, nuts and enriched grains and cereals.


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