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The B-12 Battle: Elderly may be most at risk for deficiency

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Growing older carries more risks, among them the risk for vitamin B-12 deficiency. Emerging evidence points to B-12 deficiency as an increasingly common reason behind high levels of homocysteine in the blood — a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Deficiencies of folic acid (folate) can also cause high levels of homocysteine. The metabolism of these [...]

Slowing Alzheimer’s: Three Bs put to the test

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

According to researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, three common B vitamins may make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. They have published encouraging results of a preliminary study and are leading a 40-centre trial to see whether the three vitamins - folic acid, B-12 and [...]

B-vitamins critical for heart health

By | May 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

With the buzz about B-vitamins, most people now know that they are essential for stress-management and disease prevention—especially heart disease. Vitamin B-6, B-12 and folic acid help convert the amino acid homocysteine into harmless byproducts. Without sufficient B-vitamins, homocysteine levels may become elevated, which is associated with increased risk of heart disease. At the University [...]