Higher folic acid levels could reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:441
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    High levels of the amino acid homocysteine may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has shown. The risk of Alzheimer's disease was found to be nearly doubled in people with high levels of homocysteine.

    The study raises the possibility of staving off dementia by consuming more folic acid and vitamins B-6 and B-12, which can lower homocysteine levels. But one of the study's authors emphasised that …

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