Multivitamins may be linked to better cognition in older adults, study says
(CNN) - A new study shows taking a daily multivitamin might help with brain function.
Over the course of three years, scientists talked to thousands of people 65 years old and older, and the ones who took a multivitamin slowed down cognitive aging by 60%, or nearly two years.
What’s more, there were even more benefits for people who had a history of heart disease.
Now scientists are questioning why multivitamins help.
They don’t have a clear answer yet. But it may be because multivitamins help out people who don’t have enough micronutrients, like vitamin C or magnesium, and that gets worse as people age.
Researchers said they’re not telling older adults to start taking multivitamins right away and recommended they talk to their doctor first.
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