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Higher folate intake associated with lower risk of Alzheimer Disease in the elderly. Luchsinger et al, Arch Neurol., Jan;64(1):86-92, 2007

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Higher folate intake associated with lower risk of Alzheimer Disease in the elderly. Luchsinger et al, Arch Neurol., Jan;64(1):86-92, 2007

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Folate helps the body to process homocysteine, which is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and may also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers studied the diets of 965 people age 65 and older who did not have dementia when the six-year study began. They found that those with higher levels of folate were less likely to develop Alzheimer's. Folate or folic acid is found many whole foods especially green leafy vegetables.

Luchsinger et al., ‘Relation of higher folate intake to lower risk of Alzheimer disease in the elderly’, Arch Neurol.;64(1):86-92, 2007

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