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Vitamin deficiency linked to dementia

February 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A key vitamin deficiency is being linked to a tripled risk of developing dementia.Researchers in South Korea measured naturally occurring folate levels in a group of elderly people, then tracked their development over several years. They found a strong link between lower levels of folate and dementia.

Folate is found in leafy vegetables, nuts, and certain fruits.

A study was published in the British Medical Association's Journal of Neurology.


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