Folic Acid & Cognition (2007) - Food for the Brain

Folic Acid & Cognition (2007)

This study explored folic acid & cognition. In this study, over 1000 elderly people who were not having problems with their memory or mental function underwent a battery of tests. These tests showed that those with the highest blood levels of folic acid scored the best on tests of their ‘global cognitive function’ and ‘psychomotor speed’ – essentially their mental agility. These findings require further investigations to determine their relevance in subjects with dementia.

de Lau LM et al. ‘Plasma folate concentration and cognitive performance: Rotterdam Scan Study,’ Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):728-34

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