Vitamin B and folic acid 'boosts memory in pensioners'

Older adults who want a sharper recall should take note - a study has found taking vitamin B12 and folic acid for two years improves both short and long-term memory.       
The benefits were modest but encouraging, said study author Janine Walker, a researcher at Australian National University.
'(Vitamins) may have an important role in promoting healthy ageing and mental wellbeing, as well as sustaining good cognitive functioning for longer on a community-wide scale,' Ms Walker said in an email.
The researchers asked more than 700 people aged 60 to 74 years to take a daily dose of folic acid and vitamin B12, or placebo pills that resembled the vitamins.

Source  - Daily Mail

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