Vitamin B12 and folic-acid supplements do not help with memory, study finds

November 14, 2014 2:13 PM

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Vitamin B12 and folic-acid supplements do not help with memory, study finds

Taking supplements of vitamin B12 and folic acid does not reduce the risk of developing memory and thinking problems, according to a study published this week in the journal Neurology.

That finding actually surprised the Dutch researchers who conducted the study. Previous research had suggested that taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements might help delay age-related memory and other cognitive problems in older people, primarily because those nutrients tended to lower blood ...

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