“New research shows that taking a daily supplement may improve cognition in older adults. In the study, researchers estimated that three years of multivitamin supplementation roughly translated to a 60 percent slowing of cognitive decline.” [Source: sciencedaily.com]
Multiple studies demonstrate a clear link between nutrition and cognitive performance. Based on this finding, poor nutrition is now seen as a key risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia.
Research shows that vitamin D deficiency is directly linked to dementia. Low levels of the B vitamin folate/folic acid are also associated with risk of the condition. Interestingly, therefore, study data suggests that prenatal folic acid supplementation may offer cognitive benefits in children.
A recent study found that B vitamin supplements have significantly favorable effects on cognitive scores in older people. This finding added to the growing evidence that supplemental B vitamins can prevent dementia.
To learn more about the beneficial effects of nutrition for improving cognitive function and dementia, see this article on our website.