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Vitamin K2 May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

News

“A comprehensive review of evidence suggests vitamin K2 can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.” [Source: Nutraingredients.com]

Comment

Scientific studies are increasingly demonstrating the power of micronutrients in preventing and controlling Alzheimer’s disease.A review published in the Open Biology journal in 2020 examined the role of antioxidants and a nutrient-rich diet in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s. Authored by researchers from the University of Western Australia, the paper describes how evidence is accumulating that, through taking advantage of their synergistic effects, combinations of antioxidants may be effective not only in preventing Alzheimer’s disease but also in reversing it. Advising combining antioxidant supplements with a nutrient-rich diet, the researchers say such an approach may also be effective against other neurodegenerative diseases.

Similarly, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2015 found that specific micronutrients can halt the development of Alzheimer’s. Carried out over a period of two years by scientists at University of Oxford in the UK, it followed 168 elderly people and showed that, for participants with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a combination of B vitamins prevented brain shrinkage, a hallmark of the devastating condition.

To access easy-to-read summaries of scientific studies showing how micronutrients can prevent and control Alzheimer’s disease, visit the nervous system disorders section of our Independent Library of Nutrition and Natural Health website.