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Friday 22 August 2014

B-vitamins 'no help to brain'

John von Radowitz

Published 16/07/2014 | 02:30

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Taking B-vitamins to stave off mental decline and Alzheimer's is likely to be a waste of time.

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Scientists said people would be better off eating more fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. This is despite earlier evidence suggesting that B-vitamins protect the brain.

Vitamins B9 and B12 are known to reduce blood levels of a compound that has been linked to Alzheimer's.

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