Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene Linked to Better Cognitive Health in Elderly
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
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The importance of having a health savings account well-stocked in antioxidants is underscored by a new study. It shows that those with cognitive decline lack vitamin C and beta-carotene.
The study compared 74 people with mild dementia (initial Alzheimer’s disease) with 158 age-matched healthy control subjects. It analyzed their blood and found that those with dementia had significantly lower levels of vitamin C and beta-carotene. Higher levels of these antioxidants were associated with a 71 percent risk reduction for significant cognitive decline.
It is not a new finding that antioxidants protect brain function during aging. However, the study is excellent human data validating the importance of antioxidants during the aging process, especially for your brain health.
Antioxidants work in a synergistic manner; they help each other function better. A wide selection of fruits and vegetables are your dietary basics. A comprehensive antioxidant supplement fortifies your dietary foundation and offers extra protection.
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