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Norway, UK researchers find Vitamin B helps Alzheimer’s. Taking Vitamin B can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and also protect areas of the brain from the disease, Norwegian and British researchers have discovered. “The result is sensational. It shows that the Alzheimer's process can be slowed, something that couldn’t be demonstrated until now. The findings are clear”, Helga Refsum, a professor at Oslo University, told NRK. Professor Refsum added that the results were amazing, giving the possibility that Alzheimer’s could be prevented in a similar way to other disease groups such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Norway, UK researchers find Vitamin B helps Alzheimer’s

Published on Wednesday, 9th October, 2013 at 17:37 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Taking Vitamin B can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and also protect areas of the brain from the disease, Norwegian and British researchers have discovered.

B-vitamin supplement tablets
B-vitamin supplement tablets
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“The result is sensational. It shows that the Alzheimer's process can be slowed, something that couldn’t be demonstrated until now. The findings are clear”, Helga Refsum, a professor at Oslo University, told NRK.

Professor Refsum added that the results were amazing, giving the possibility that Alzheimer’s could be prevented in a similar way to other disease groups such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

“Patients who were given B vitamins showed a nearly 90 per cent reduction in shrinking of the part of the brain that is associated with Alzheimer's. This shows that B vitamins can slow or suspend shrinking of the brain in people with a poor vitamin B status”.

Despite the results, Professor Refsum warned about using Vitamin B, however. He said that not everyone should take it and a high intake could lead to serious side effects.

“Until further trials have confirmed these findings, we would recommend people think about eating a healthy and balanced diet,” Dr Eric Karran, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK told The Telegraph.

“Controlling weight and blood pressure, as well as taking exercise, are also ways that we can help to keep our brains healthy as we get older,” he added.



Published on Wednesday, 9th October, 2013 at 17:37 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: vitaminb, alzheimers.





  
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