Folate deficiency – new research

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of neurodegenerative disease leading to dementia in the elderly.  A study recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience presents a systematic review of the association between folate and Alzheimer's Disease.  The study included 62 publications of which 59 were included for further meta-analysis, with the results concluding that there is reason to believe that a deficiency in folate increases the risk of developing the disease, and that ensuring a sufficient daily intake of folate may help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

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