August 2003 Issue

B Vitamins Take Aim At Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke

The B vitamins donít generate much excitement; they donít have the antioxidant cachet of vitamins C and E. And yet during the past decade, researchers have discovered the remarkable abilities of the B vitamin folate to lower the risk of heart disease and reduce the risk of birth defects. . . .And new evidence now links B6, B12 and other Bís to improved mental functioning as well as reduced rates of cancer and stroke.

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