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05 Jan

Alzheimer’s Disease Not Susceptible to B Vitamins

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14 — High-dose vitamin B supplements reduced homocysteine levels but did not slow Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers here found in a large placebo-controlled trial.

After 18 months of treatment, patients taking high doses of vitamins B6 and B12 as well as folic acid showed the same degree of cognitive decline compared with baseline as those assigned to placebo, reported Paul Aisen, M.D., of the University of California San Diego, and colleagues in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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