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Folic acid improves concentration and cognitive performance in healthy elderly. de Lau LM et al., Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):728-34.

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Folic acid improves concentration and cognitive performance in healthy elderly. de Lau LM et al., Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):728-34.

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Over 1000 elderly people who were not having problems with their memory or mental function underwent a battery of tests. These tests showed that those with the highest blood levels of folic acid scored the best on tests of their ‘global cognitive function’ and ‘psychomotor speed’ – essentially their mental agility.

de Lau LM et al. 'Plasma folate concentration and cognitive performance: Rotterdam Scan Study,' Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):728-34

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