B Vitamins and Your Brain

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If you were wondering whether or not it was worth taking your B vitamins, listen up.  New research shows that healthy elderly adults with elevated homocysteine levels had reduced brain volume and lower cognitive scores.

We have previously written about the dangers of homocysteine.  This substance builds up in bodies when we don’t get enough of our B vitamins.  You can get these easily either with a simple multivitamin or a B-complex.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Dec 8

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