Great News for Anti-Aging – A Way to Prevent Alzheimer’s at Last

A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford in the U.K. has provided the most encouraging news yet for sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease and early memory loss, known as Mild Cognitive Impairment. The brain shrinks naturally as people age but the shrinkage accelerates in those who suffer MCI, half of whom go on to develop Alzheimer’s.

The scientists set out in a completely new direction from all previous research by targeting people with early memory loss who were found, through magnetic resonance imaging, to have increased brain shrinkage. Such brain shrinkage was correlated with the highest levels of memory loss – the greater the loss of brain size, the greater the loss of memory and mental capacity. They discovered that those who suffered early memory loss also had increased levels of an amino acid called homocysteine. High levels of homocysteine are also associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. It is controlled by vitamin B. The obvious answer was to increase intake of certain B vitamins and the results were remarkable. More details please visit:-

Half the subjects in the trial were given a placebo with no active ingredients. The other half were treated with high doses of vitamins B6, B.12 and Folic Acid. After two years, the brain shrinkage had slowed by 30 to 53 percent among those taking the B vitamins and those who had started with the highest rates showed the greatest reduction.

The daily dose given to participants in the study was much higher than US RDA levels. It comprised 20 mg of B6, 0.8 mg of folic acid, and 0.5 mg of vitamin B12, all of which are readily available over the counter.

Professor David Smith, a co-author of the study, emphasized that more research was needed, particularly into the long term effect of high doses of vitamin B, but that the evidence was compelling. He said that he would recommend that anyone suffering early memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease should see their doctor first, but that, if he had memory loss himself, he would take the B vitamins. His co-author of the study, Professor Helga Refsum of the University of Oslo, said that “what we have found here is extremely convincing and it is very difficult to argue against its use.”

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