Vitamin B Does Not Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2008

A new study has revealed that vitamin B supplements fail to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.<br /> .........Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has revealed that vitamin B supplements fail to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

It has been long believed that vitamin B supplements could help fight Alzheimer’s due to the fact that they lower levels of homocysteine, which was thought to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.

The new study led by Dr. Paul S. Aisen of the University of California, San Diego found this is not the case though.

The vitamin B supplements did lower the levels of homocysteine, but it did not help slow the disease.

The study was carried out with 409 patients who had mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.  They found that over 18 months, there was no difference in cognitive decline when comparing patients on vitamin B to patients on a placebo.

The study has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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