Folate & The Aging Brain

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One of the main concerns people have as they age is their mental health.  We know certain nutrients support our brain health like omega-3 fats.

A new meta-analysis looked at the role the b vitamin folate plays in cognition in the elderly.  Mental health tests were compared to folate levels in about 600 seniors.

They found that low folate levels were associated with lower cognition.

J Aging Health. 2013

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