Folic Acid & Memory (2007)

This study investigated folic acid & memory. Absent-mindedness in the over-50s is significantly improved when people take folic acid supplements, according to this large study. Short-term memory, mental agility and verbal fluency tests were all better among people who took the supplement for three years, compared with a group given a placebo.

J Durga et al, ‘Effect of 3-year folic acid supplementation on cognitive function in older adults in the FACIT trial: a randomised, double blind, controlled trial ‘, The Lancet; 369:208-216, 2007

Click here for the abstract.