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Should I take B vitamins to prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Without B vitamins, your brain neurotransmitters don't work efficiently. To compound matters, without B vitamins, your homocysteine levels rise, and that doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Homocysteine is an amino acid associated with stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. Although no study has demonstrated a benefit of supplementation to your thinking process, the products are generally safe, and anecdotal evidence is enticing. We recommend a supplement with 400 micrograms of folic acid, 800 micrograms of B12, and 40 milligrams of B6 a day.
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