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Folate Weakly Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Disease Risk

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - NEW YORK, Jan. 8 -- Folate appears associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, although the relationship is tenuous, according to an observational study here.

In the study of older, predominantly African-American and Hispanic women, a 50% reduction in the risk of Alzheimer's was found only for those consuming the highest amount of folate (488 µg or more), and only after adjusting for vitamin B intake, said José A. Luchsinger, M.D., of Columbia University, and colleagues.

The recommended intake of folate is 400 µg per day for adults, according to the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.

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