Folate

Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…important adjunct. * Stave off allergies and asthma. A research team at Johns Hopkins discovered that individuals with the lowest blood levels of folate (folic acid) are at a significantly increased risk of skin and respiratory allergies, wheezing, and asthma. How much should you take of each of these…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…are also crucial for optimal cognitive function. In one study, Finnish researchers found correlations between higher blood levels of vitamin B12/folate and better test scores. A low blood level of vitamin D is another risk factor, and a large Italian study concluded that deficiencies conferred a 60…

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Folic Acid for Alzheimer's Prevention

…Medical Center enrolled a group of 965 New Yorkers age 65 or older who did not have dementia, and measured their dietary and supplemental intake of folate/folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. The participants were followed for an average of six and a half years. Over that time period, 192 of them developed…

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