Published on: October 7, 2012
by Zee News:
Popping a multivitamin tablet daily may boost the memory and slow mental decline, according to new research.
Researchers have found that taking supplements has a beneficial effect on memory and may work by increasing efficiency of brain cells.
The body needs 13 vitamins to function properly and maintain health. Vitamins A, C, D, E and K and the eight B vitamins each have specific job in the body. Vitamin C keeps cells healthy, D regulates calcium and E maintains cell structure, while the B vitamins, including folic acid, have a wide range of functions.
A study at Monash University in Australia looked at whether multivitamins can improve cognitive abilities, and involved 3,200 men and women, the Daily Mail reported.
The results showed that those who used a multivitamin had improved ability to recall events or information.
The second study at Australia`s Swinburne University looked at women aged over 64 who had complained about poor memory.
Results showed that those taking a multivitamin supplement had improved rates of electrical activity in the brain while carrying out a memory test. Researchers believe it may work by increasing nerve cells` efficiency and improving memory.
“The evidence is still limited but the studies hint at some possible beneficial effects. Optimal brain function depends on an adequate level of all of the vitamins. Multivitamins are likely to be more effective because people have different deficiencies,” Professor David Kennedy, of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University, said.
Staying socially connected is extremely important for our overall health, including our brain health. A 2019 review article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that various aspects of social isolation, including low levels...
Although it’s great to celebrate the big achievements, it’s also important to celebrate the small wins.
Women are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in much larger numbers than men. Approximately two-thirds of Canadians and Americans living with dementia are women. Why are women disproportionately affected? Partly, it...
The material presented through the Think Tank feature on this website is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner. WBHI strongly advises all questioners and viewers using this feature with health problems to consult a qualified physician, especially before starting any treatment. The materials provided on this website cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. The materials are not exhaustive and cannot always respect all the most recent research in all areas of medicine.