Research Roundup

July 2000 Issue

Research Roundup

Older women with vitamin B12 deficiency may be more prone to depression, according to research from the Women’s Health and Aging Study. Of 700 women aged 65 and older, those with a B12 deficiency were more than twice as likely to be severely depressed than women who weren’t deficient. A B12 deficiency may alter brain chemicals or cause a buildup of those involved in mood, say the researchers. American Journal of

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