December 2001 Issue
Taking a multi may improve cognitive function, according to a Canadian researcher. In the study, nearly 100 healthy people over 65 took either a placebo or a daily multivitamin/mineral. After a year, the supplemented group showed significant improvement in cognitive function tests, except long-term memory recall. There was no change in the placebo group. A multi may enhance immune response, which is known to help preserve nerve cells.
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