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Folic Acid Possibly A Key Factor In Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

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March 4, 2002
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Mouse experiments suggest that folic acid could play an essential role in protecting the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to scientists at the National Institute on Aging. This animal study could help researchers unravel the underlying biochemical mechanisms involved in another recent finding that concluded people with high blood levels of homocysteine have nearly twice the risk of developing the disease.

Mouse experiments suggest that folic acid could play an essential role in protecting the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to scientists at the National Institute on Aging. This animal study could help researchers unravel the underlying biochemical mechanisms involved in another recent finding that concluded people with high blood levels of homocysteine have nearly twice the risk of developing the disease.


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