Monday, August 12, 2019

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Accelerates Cognitive Aging

Again I ask, the UN pushing vegetarianism/vegan ... in whose interest?
UN Report: Eat Less Meat to Reduce Carbon = Reduced Life & Life Quality
 Yah, the UN is at it again. Pushing a dumbing down, docility, control agenda through their usual cooked science.
Vitamin B-12 Deficiency Accelerates Cognitive Aging
Difficulties with memory and thinking skills can be signs of vitamin B12 deficiency, research finds.

Finding it hard to recall memories or to concentrate have both been linked to a deficiency in this vital vitamin.

The reason may be that vitamin B12 deficiency can accelerate cognitive aging.

In general, as people get older, their brains work less well.

However, having sufficient levels of vitamin B12 can help protect against this degradation in function.

Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to brain shrinkage and even Alzheimer’s disease by some research.

However, eating a diet high in critical nutrients, including B12, may help keep the brain from shrinking, research finds.

People with higher levels of omega-3, vitamin C, D, E along with B vitamins, also have better scores on tests of mental function, one study has found.

The study included 104 older people who were given tests of memory and thinking, with almost half having brain scans as well.

The results showed that one-quarter were deficient in vitamin D, while 7 percent were deficient in vitamin B12.

Those who had higher levels of critical nutrients had less brain shrinkage and higher scores on the memory and thinking tests.

Dr Gene Bowman, the study’s first author, said:

    “These results need to be confirmed, but obviously it is very exciting to think that people could potentially stop their brains from shrinking and keep them sharp by adjusting their diet.”
The good news is that vitamin B12 is easy to correct either with supplementation or a change in diet.

Foods high in vitamin B12 include dairy, beef, salmon, eggs and low-fat milk.
People who may have difficulty getting enough vitamin B12 include vegetarians, older people and those with some digestive disorders, such as Crohn’s disease.

2 comments:

  1. You read my mind, Penny. My memory has been on my mind recently. Because my mind is constantly busy with research and writing (and lately I've been revamping a friend's website) I sometimes forget something ordinary (like what I went into another room to get), but find that retracing my steps, back to where I first thought of it, brings back the memory.

    I've discovered that Rice Milk is fortified and 1 cup daily provides 50% of the daily B12 requirement. I prefer that to swallowing vitamin pills. I've also taken Halibut Liver Oil capsules daily for most of my life, for A and D.

    I might add that a bowl of chili is probably one of the most nutrifying meals one can consume. (Lt. Columbo swore by it and he was really sharp, haha.) I'm going to make some today. But oh my gosh, it contains ground beef! So, I guess that's my allotment of meat for the week.

    Here's something to think about: cows break wind and expel methane. That's bad. People eat beans, and we know what that causes, so why is that not listed as a hazard to the environment? Help, I can't stop laffing!

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  2. Yaya "Here's something to think about: cows break wind and expel methane. That's bad. People eat beans, and we know what that causes, so why is that not listed as a hazard to the environment? Help, I can't stop laffing!"


    When I read that I laughed along with ya..
    People can 'break wind' all they want by eating beans and other legumes... cause that will save the planet... but cow farts are a threat? Oh the double standards!!!

    Don't heat things up too much with your gosh darn chili!


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