TITLE

Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, and the Prevention of Dementia

AUTHOR(S)
Clarke, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;6/29/2006, Vol. 354 Issue 26, p2817
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the link between Vitamin B12, folic acid and the prevention of dementia. He describes the prevalence of dementia in the U.S. He details a study which examined the effects of homocysteine-lowering vitamin supplements on the on cognitive function of healthy elderly people. The author noted that Vitamin B12 is an effective determinant of elevated homocysteine concentrations in older people than folate.
ACCESSION #
24932817

 

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