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Research Ties Vitamin B12 And Folate Deficiencies With Alzheimer's Disease

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May 8, 2001
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American Academy Of Neurology
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People with low levels of B12 or folate may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the May 8 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The long-range Swedish study of persons 75-years-old and older found that more than half (46 out of 78) of those diagnosed with dementia had both low levels of vitamin B12 or folate and Alzheimer's type dementia.

ST. PAUL, MN – People with low levels of B12 or folate may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the May 8 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


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American Academy Of Neurology. (2001, May 8). Research Ties Vitamin B12 And Folate Deficiencies With Alzheimer's Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010508083559.htm
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