10 Jan '12, 4am

Another reason to drink supermalt as Vitamin B may modestly boost memory: Study

(REUTERS) - Older adults who took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements for two years had greater improvements on short- and long-term memory tests than adults who did not take the vitamins, according to an Australian study. The benefits were modest but encouraging, said author Janine Walker, a researcher at Australian National University, of the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. '(Vitamins) may have an important role in promoting healthy ageing and mental well-being, as well as sustaining good cognitive functioning for longer on a community-wide scale,'said Dr Walker in an e-mail to Reuters Health. The researchers asked more than 700 people aged 60 to 74 years to take a daily dose of folic acid and vitamin B12, or placebo pills that resembled the vitamins. The vitamin dose included 400 microgrammes of folic acid and 100 microgrammes of vitami...

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