U.K. study finds that omega-3, B vitamin supplements slow development of Alzheimer’s
Oxford University scientists have found that omega-3 fatty acid and B vitamin supplements dramatically slow the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's and dementia. The discovery is being called one of the most important finds in the field of Alzheimer's research.
The study followed 168 participants who showed early signs of dementia over the course of two years. Half were given placebos and half a combination of omega-3 and B vitamin supplements, including B6, B12 and folic acid. The patients given the supplements experienced a "virtual halt" of their brain shrinkage, while those who received the placebos showed normal progression of this symptom.
"This is a very exciting and important result," Prof. David Smith of Oxford University told the Daily Express. "It is the first treatment to show Alzheimer's related brain shrinkage can be prevented. It means that something so simple as keeping your omega-3 levels high and supplementing B vitamins if you are at risk could dramatically reduce a person's risk."
Prof. Smith will meet with the British National Health Service (NHS) later this month to advocate changing official NHS practice to offer B vitamin and omega-3 supplements to people with early memory loss.
"When people come to a memory clinic there's nothing now that can help those showing signs of memory loss. Supplementation should be adopted across the NHS," he said.
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