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Increased Intake of Vitamin B1 Linked to Better Cognition in Over 60s

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A new study by researchers in China has linked an increased intake of vitamin B1 to better cognitive function in people aged over 60.

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With more than 55 million people worldwide now suffering from dementia, and around 10 million new cases occurring every year, finding effective ways to prevent and treat cognitive decline is becoming an increasingly challenging global health problem. Despite billions of dollars having been spent by pharmaceutical companies in this field, drug research has failed to find safe and effective solutions. Significantly, therefore, a growing body of evidence suggests that vitamins and other nutrients can play key roles in the prevention of cognitive decline.

Research published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Research in 2021 examined the use of alpha-lipoic acid; B vitamins; cholinergic precursors such as choline, lecithin, and phosphatidylserine; vitamin D; vitamin E; N-acetylcysteine; omega-3 fatty acids; curcumin; zinc; and other nutrients. The researchers found that many of these natural substances may be promising for treating cognitive impairment, especially in people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. The paper concluded that people exhibiting cognitive defects should consider taking multiple nutrients to improve aspects of their cognitive function.

To learn more about improving cognitive health using nutritional approaches, see this article on our website.

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