Homocysteine & Dementia (2011) - Food for the Brain

Homocysteine & Dementia (2011)

This study investigated homocysteine & dementia. In a meta-analysis of studies (a collation and analysis of a group of studies on the same topic), the results of eight studies (involving almost 9,000 subjects) found that at 5 µmol/l increase in homocysteine level was associated with a 35% increase in incidence of dementia. While the researchers could not conclude that raised homocysteine is a cause for dementia, they did estimate that if it was, we could expect an approximate 20% reduction in risk of dementia from treatment with folic acid and B12.

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Homocysteine and dementia – a clear association. Wald, Kasturiratne, & Simmonds (2011). Alzheimer’s and demntia 7: 412-417