|Nutrition Research On Alzheimer's Disease And Brain Health
by: News Canada
|(NC)-Recent research has shown a benefit of certain nutrients in reducing the risk of
degenerative diseases of the brain. Antioxidants, such as vitamins E, C, B12 and folic
acid have been shown to play an important role in healthy brain functioning.
Antioxidants, often found in fruits and vegetables, have also been associated with
improved mental function, including memory. Vitamin B12 and folic acid may also have
beneficial effects on overall cognitive abilities.
Alzheimer's Disease is a degenerative brain disease that can cause a person to forget
recent events or familiar tasks. Recent research has shown that a diet rich in antioxidants,
such as fruits and vegetables, may protect against Alzheimer's disease and slow the
progression of the disease in people already diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It is believed
that people with low levels of folate and vitamin B12 in their blood may be at a higher
risk of Alzheimer's Disease.
Those who find it hard to incorporate a range of healthy foods into their diet should
consider taking a daily multivitamin. A good multivitamin/mineral supplement, such as
Centrum®, which includes vitamins C, B6, E, D, folic acid and minerals such as iron,
zinc and selenium, could improve mental functioning and help delay the onset of
For more information on supplementation, visit www.centrumvitamins.ca.
- News Canada
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This article was posted on March 04, 2003
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