Folic Acid May Slow Hearing Loss

March 2007
Environmental Nutrition;Mar2007, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p1
The article reports that folic acid may help slow hearing loss that accompanies aging. A study conducted by Dutch researchers on people aging 50 to 60 with elevated blood levels of homocysteine show that subjects getting folic acid supplements experienced lesser hearing loss over time compared to those who did not. Although the difference in hearing loss is slight, scientists suggest that the benefit is significant to people aging 70 years old.


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